Olympic Tournament

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by UP90, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. UP90

    UP90 New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    How many teams will be in the field? Surely they won't go with the two groups of four format again. That was a disaster.
  2. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Ten teams, presumably two groups of five.

    The only problem with the last setup was enabling US, Norway, and China to be drawn together. The setup for this draw will have some control points, presumably the two CONCACAF (likely US and Canada) , two Asian (likely China and N Korea), and Germany/Sweden have to be in opposite groups. Greece, Brazil, Nigeria, and Australia can go wherever.
  3. cave canem!

    cave canem! New Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    The FIFA Emergency Committee also approved the adoption of a modified format and match schedule for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. The group stage of the 10-team competition will be played with two groups of three and one group of four, with eight teams advancing to the knockout quarter-final stage. The new schedule allows fans to enjoy women’s group round games as double-headers with men’s matches and sets the women’s Final for Thursday, 26 August 2004 at 21:00 in the Athens football venue at Karaiskaki.


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