Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Football schedule, venues and Gold Medal favourites

All you need to know about the men's football tournament at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Football may not be the first sport that comes to mind when thinking about the Olympics but it’s a staple of the Games.

Sure, the men’s tournament doesn’t attract the biggest names as the squads are mostly made up of players under the age of 23 but it’s always a blast. Trust us.

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It’s a squeeze to fit a 32-match schedule into a two-week Olympic Games so the first round of matches take place before the Opening Ceremony.

You can find all the information you need for the men’s football tournament at the Tokyo Olympics below.

Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Venues

While the Olympic Games is officially being held in Tokyo, six venues across six cities in Japan are hosting matches for the men’s football tournament.

All of the stadia bar the Tokyo Stadium hosted matches at the 2002 World Cup and the gold medal game takes place at the International Stadium Yokohama which hosted the World Cup final 19 years ago.

The venues that will be used for the men’s football tournament are:

Kashima Stadium – Kashima
Miyagi Stadium – Rifu
Saitama Stadium 2002 – Saitama
Sapporo Dome – Sapporo
Tokyo Stadium – Tokyo
International Stadium Yokohama – Yokohama

Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Groups

A total of 16 qualifiers have been split into four groups and the winners and runners-up all progress to the quarter-final stage.

Group A: Japan, Mexico, France, South Africa
Group B: Honduras, South Korea, New Zealand, Romania
Group C: Argentina, Australia, Egypt, Spain
Group D: Brazil, Germany, Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia

Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Schedule

Thursday July 22

Egypt 0-0 Spain
Mexico 4-1 France
New Zealand 1-0 South Korea
Ivory Coast 2-1 Saudi Arabia
Argentina 0-2 Australia
Honduras 0-1 Romania
Japan 1-0 South Africa
Brazil 2-4 Germany

Sunday July 25

Egypt v Argentina – 08:30 BST
France v South Africa – 09:00 BST
New Zealand v Honduras – 09:00 BST
Brazil v Ivory Coast – 09:30 BST
Australia v Spain – 11:30 BST
Romania v South Korea – 12:00 BST
Japan v Mexico – 12:00 BST
Saudi Arabia v Germany – 12:30 BST

Wednesday July 28

Saudi Arabia v Brazil – 09:00 BST
Germany v Ivory Coast – 09:00 BST
Romania v New Zealand – 09:30 BST
South Korea v Honduras – 09:30 BST
Spain v Argentina – 12:00 BST
Australia v Egypt – 12:00 BST
France v Japan – 12:30 BST
South Africa v Mexico – 12:30 BST

Saturday July 31

QF1: Group A Winner v Group B Runner-Up
QF2: Group C Winner v Group D Runner-Up
QF3: Group B Winner v Group A Runner-Up
QF4: Group D Winner v Group C Runner-Up

Tuesday August 3

SF1: QF1 Winner v QF2 Winner
SF2: QF3 Winner v QF4 Winner

Friday August 6

Bronze Medal Match

Saturday August 7

Gold Medal Match

Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Gold Medal Winner Odds

Brazil have replaced Spain as the favourites to win the gold medal after a 4-2 victory against Germany in their opening fixture.

Brazil – 7/4
Spain – 21/10
Japan – 7/1
Mexico – 9/1

The rest of the betting market is priced from 10/1 to 300/1 and you can check out the odds in full by visiting paddypower.com/football/football-olympics-2020?tab=outrights.

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