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2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 4–20 August
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (1st title)
Runners-up  Germany
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 104 (3.25 per match)
Attendance 1,008,426 (31,513 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Serge Gnabry
Germany Nils Petersen
(6 goals each)
2012
2020
2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates 3–19 August
Teams 12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Germany Germany (1st title)
Runners-up Sweden Sweden
Third place Canada Canada
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 66 (2.54 per match)
Attendance 635,885 (24,457 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Melanie Behringer (5 goals)
2012
2020

The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held from 3 to 20 August in Brazil.

The tournament will feature both the men's and women's teams. The men's teams can only have players who were born on or after 1 January 1993, and the women's teams have no age limit.

The tournament will be played in six cities: Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, São Paulo, and Manaus.

Qualified teams

Men

The top 4 teams in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualify, the winner of the 2015 Pacific Games qualifies, the top 2 teams in the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship qualify, the top 3 teams from the 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualify, the top 3 teams from the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualify and the winner of the 2016 CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off qualifies.

Women

The best two European teams from the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualify, the winner of the 2014 Copa América Femenina qualifies (which was Brazil but they already qualified for being hosts, so the runners-up qualified instead), the top 2 teams from the 2015 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament qualify, the winner of the 2016 OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament qualifies, the top 2 teams from the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship qualify, the top 2 teams from the 2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament qualify and the winner of the 2016 UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament qualifies.

Men's tournament

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1  Brazil 3 1 2 0 4 0 +4 5 Quarter-finals
2  Denmark 3 1 1 1 1 4 –3 4
3  Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
4  South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
4 August 2016
Iraq  0–0  Denmark
Brazil  0–0  South Africa
7 August 2016
Denmark  1–0  South Africa
Brazil  0–0  Iraq
10 August 2016
Denmark  0–4  Brazil
South Africa  1–1  Iraq

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Quarter-finals
2  Colombia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
3  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4  Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
4 August 2016
Sweden  2–2  Colombia
Nigeria  5–4  Japan
7 August 2016
Sweden  0–1  Nigeria
Japan  2–2  Colombia
10 August 2016
Japan  1–0  Sweden
Colombia  2–0  Nigeria

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1 South Korea Korea Republic 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7 Quarter-finals
2  Germany 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
3  Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4  Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 –22 0
4 August 2016
Mexico  2–2  Germany
Fiji  0–8  Korea Republic
7 August 2016
Fiji  1–5  Mexico
Germany  3–3  Korea Republic
10 August 2016
Germany  10–0  Fiji
Korea Republic  1–0  Mexico

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1  Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  Honduras 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4  Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
4  Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
4 August 2016
Honduras  3–2  Algeria
Portugal  2–0  Argentina
7 August 2016
Honduras  1–2  Portugal
Argentina  2–1  Algeria
10 August 2016
Argentina  1–1  Honduras
Algeria  1–1  Portugal

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
13 August — São Paulo        
  Brazil  2
17 August — Rio de Janeiro
  Colombia  0  
  Brazil  6
13 August — Belo Horizonte
    Honduras  0  
 South Korea Korea Republic  0
20 August — Rio de Janeiro
  Honduras  1  
  Brazil (p)  1 (5)
13 August — Salvador
    Germany  1 (4)
  Nigeria  2
17 August — São Paulo
  Denmark  0  
  Nigeria  0 Third place
13 August — Brasília
    Germany  2  
  Portugal  0   Honduras  2
  Germany  4     Nigeria  3
20 August — Belo Horizonte

Quarter-finals

13 August 2016
Brazil Brazil v.  Colombia Arena Corinthians, São Paulo
Report

13 August 2016
Korea Republic South Korea v.  Honduras Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Report

13 August 2016
Nigeria Nigeria v.  Denmark Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Report

13 August 2016
Portugal Portugal v.  Germany Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Report

Women's tournament

Group stage

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1  Brazil 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Quarter-finals
2  China 3 1 1 1 2 3 –1 4
3  Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 5 –3 4
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 0 3 –3 1
3 August 2016
Sweden  1–0  South Africa
Brazil  3–0  China PR
6 August 2016
South Africa  0–2  China PR
Brazil  5–1  Sweden
9 August 2016
South Africa  0–0  Brazil
China PR  0–0  Sweden

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Quarter-finals
2 Germany Germany 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
3  Australia 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3 4
4  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 3 15 –12 0
3 August 2016
Canada Canada 2–0  Australia
Zimbabwe  1–6 Germany Germany
6 August 2016
Canada Canada 3–1  Zimbabwe
Germany Germany 2–2  Australia
9 August 2016
Germany Germany 1–2  Canada
Australia  6–1  Zimbabwe

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1  United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  France 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 –4 3
4  Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 –5 1
3 August 2016
United States  2–0  New Zealand
France  4–0  Colombia
6 August 2016
United States  1–0  France
Colombia  0–1  New Zealand
9 August 2016
Colombia  2–2  United States
New Zealand  0–3  France

Best third-place teams

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1  Australia 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3 4 Quarter-finals
2  Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 5 –3 4
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 –4 3

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
12 August — Belo Horizonte        
  Brazil (p)  0 (7)
16 August — Rio de Janeiro
  Australia  0 (6)  
  Brazil  0 (3)
12 August — Brasília
   Sweden Sweden (p)  0 (4)  
 United States United States  1 (3)
19 August — Rio de Janeiro
 Sweden Sweden (p)  1 (4)  
 Sweden Sweden  1
12 August — São Paulo
   Germany Germany  2
 Canada Canada  1
16 August — Belo Horizonte
 France France  0  
 Canada Canada  0 Third place
12 August — Salvador
   Germany Germany  2  
 People's Republic of China China  0   Brazil  1
 Germany Germany  1    Canada Canada  2
19 August — São Paulo

Quarter-finals

12 August 2016
Brazil Brazil v.  Australia Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Report

12 August 2016
United States United States 1–1(aet) Sweden Sweden Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
Morgan Goal 77' Report Blackstenius Goal 61'
  Penalties  
Morgan Missed
Horan Scored
Lloyd Scored
Brian Scored
Press Missed
3–4 Scored Schelin
Scored Asllani
Missed Sembrant
Scored Seger
Scored Dahlkvist

12 August 2016
Canada Canada 1–0 France France Arena Corinthians, São Paulo
Schmidt Goal 56' Report

12 August 2016
China People's Republic of China 0–1 Germany Germany Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Report Behringer Goal 76'

Medal summary

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 1 1 0 2
2  Brazil 1 0 0 1
3  Sweden 0 1 0 1
4  Canada 0 0 1 1
 Nigeria 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Statistics

Men top goalscorers

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Women top goalscorers

5 goals
  • Germany Melanie Behringer
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
  • Colombia Carolina Arias (playing against France)
  • Sweden Linda Sembrant (playing against Germany)
  • Zimbabwe Eunice Chibanda (playing against Germany)

Tournament rankings

Men

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 6 3 3 0 13 1 +12 12
2  Germany 6 3 3 0 22 6 +16 12
3  Nigeria 6 4 0 2 11 10 +1 12
4  Honduras 6 2 1 3 8 14 –6 7
Eliminated in Quarter-finals
5 South Korea Korea Republic 4 2 1 1 12 4 +8 7
6  Portugal 4 2 1 1 5 6 –1 7
7  Colombia 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
8  Denmark 4 1 1 2 1 6 –5 4
Eliminated in Group stage
9  Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
10  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
11  Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
12  Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
13  South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
14  Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
15  Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 –2 1
16  Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 –22 0

Women

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Germany Germany 6 4 1 1 14 6 +8 13
2  Sweden 6 1 3 2 4 8 –4 6
3  Canada 6 5 0 1 10 5 +5 15
4  Brazil 6 2 3 1 9 3 +6 9
Eliminated in Quarter-finals
5  United States 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 8
6  France 4 2 0 2 7 2 +5 6
7  Australia 4 1 2 1 8 5 +3 5
8  China 4 1 1 2 2 4 –2 4
Eliminated in Group stage
9  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 –4 3
10  South Africa 3 0 1 2 0 3 –3 1
11  Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 –5 1
12  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 3 15 –12 0

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