Squad announcements/discussion

Discussion in '2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament' started by FawcettFan14, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which prompted me to go back and calculate to the day. So revised (calculated for ages to the day on Aug. 3):

    Brazil: 27.57
    China: 25.10
    South Africa: 25.78
    Sweden: 26.79
    Australia: 24.18
    Canada: 26.04
    Germany: 27.25
    Colombia: 24.84
    France: 27.39
    New Zealand: 26.48
    USA: 27.82

    And after that...Wow! Brazil, Germany, France, and USA are very close in average ages.

    Australia, while young in age, have some experienced players who've been together for awhile. Many of them got their first caps very young. Contrast that with the US that while the oldest roster in age includes actually quite a few Olympic newbies.
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  2. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But didn't Japan miss one Olympics...2000 maybe?

    Congrats to Sawa though on the baby!
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  3. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Nat'l Team:
    Yes, you're right, but she could've carried on anyway to Tokyo 2020! (Lol, joking :p)

    Jokes apart, in Japan it's considered quite as a given that she will be involved anyway in the organization commitee for Tokyo 2020 and she openly expressed interest in that.
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  4. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FIFA official roster list, which includes Zimbabwe:

    GK: Chido Dringirai, Lindiwe Magwede
    DEF: Lynett Mutokuto, Shiela Makoto, Nobuhle Majika, Eunice Chibanda
    MID: Msipa Emmalulate, Talent Mandaza, Rejoice Kapfumvuti, Mavis Chirandu, Daisy Kaitano, Marjory Nyaumwe
    F: Rudo Neshamba, Samkelisiwe Zulu, Erina Jeke, Rutendo Makore, Kudakwashe Basopo, Felistas Muzongondi

    Avg. Age: 25.71 (oldest: Felistas Muzongondi, 33; youngest: Eunice Chibanda, 20)
  5. Bleed Blue

    Bleed Blue Member

    Jul 10, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now, @lil_one, if only you can put together a list of the average age of the STARTING players. That would be an interesting stat to see. Of course, I'm partly kidding as I know the work you put in for the initial exercise was a lot.

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