Tokyo Olympics: USWNT vs Sweden, July 21, pre/pbp/post

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by lil_one, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Yes, as I wrote not an U23 tournament.
  2. tiaotnszn

    tiaotnszn Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    United States
    Nov 13, 2019
    Or if not Algarve, then the Pan-Am games. Its the same year as the World Cup and usually pretty quickly afterwards, so the main team doesn't go anyway. When its during the summer, we could just send a collegiate national team and not even have to worry about taking players away from their teams.
  3. PlaySimple

    PlaySimple Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Manchester United FC
    With the exception of 3 players on each squad, it is a u23 tournament.
  4. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    And that exception is exactly what makes it a "not" a U23 tournament. It counts for nothing and has no pertinence to worldwide position or "real" soccer triumphs. That is, for the men, it is meaningless. If fact it almost meets one part of the definitions of pornography in that it has no redeeming social value.
  5. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    The "tournament" encompasses the full scope of competitive matches played related to the finals of said tournament, which is why it's always constructed properly as the World Cup Finals/Olympic Finals/European Championship Finals/etc. (which take place in a country every 4 years).

    Qualification matches compose part of the tournament.

    So it IS a U23 tournament, with 3 exceptions provided for the finals of said tournament.
  6. hagabo_i_exil

    hagabo_i_exil Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Umeå IK
    Nat'l Team:
    JanBalk repped this.

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