Tokyo Olympics 2021 Football: Latest News, Fixtures, Teams, Groups, Results And More

Football will be one of the main sports taking place at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Football will be one of the main talking points during the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

The tournaments will feature both men's and women's international teams and will take place between 21st July to 7th August 2021 across five venues in Kashima, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai and Yokohama.

Typically, the Olympic football event is only for players that are born either on or after 1st January 1997, with the use of VAR being used for the first time at the games.

Brazil will be defending their crown in the men's competition, while Germany will be unable to keep hold of their gold medals after losing to Sweden during the quarter-finals of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, meaning that they failed to qualify for the Tokyo tournament.

Great Britain's only representatives will be the women's team, who will face Canada, Chile and hosts Japan in Group E.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics 2021: Latest News, Dates, Results, Sports And Everything You Need To Know

The Great Britain's Women's football team pose before jetting off to Japan.

So here we go then! Here is everything you need to know about the football tournament at the Tokyo Olympics 2021:

Latest News

UPDATE July 28th: For an athlete as influential as Vivianne Miedema, breaking records is something that comes naturally. But the Dutch talisman's latest achievement will be one that will stay with her until the end of her career.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics: Vivianne Miedema breaks Christine Sinclair's historic goal record

Vivianne Miedema #9 of Team Netherlands celebrates after scoring their side's fifth goal during the Women's Group F match between Netherlands and China on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at I

UPDATE July 22nd: Steph Houghton, co-captain of the Team GB women’s football team explained why the team had all come to a collective decision to kneel before the Chile game.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics 2021: Team GB star condemns IOC as organisers announce U-turn on taking the knee

UPDATE July 21st: What an opening day! The defending Olympic and world champions came off second best as USA lost 3-0 to Sweden. Skipper Megan Rapinoe delivered a brutal verdict following her side's shock loss.

Read more: "We got our asses kicked" – Megan Rapinoe delivers damning verdict on Sweden Olympics loss

USA players look dejected following their defeat to Sweden.

It was a totally different story for Team GB however, who came out on top against Chile at the Sapporo Dome.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics Day One: Team GB and Chile kick-off women's football tournament

UPDATE July 19th: Reigning Best FIFA Women’s Player Lucy Bronze has stressed that Team GB are more than capable of winning gold at this year’s Olympic women’s football tournament in Tokyo.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics Football: Lucy Bronze confident “gold medal is coming back” to Britain

Footballer Lucy Bronze poses in her Team GB gear before flying out to Tokyo for the Olympic Games.

UPDATE July 17th: If you thought that following the conclusion of Euro 2020 you'll have to wait several weeks for the next meaningful football, then you're very much mistaken.

Read more: Tokyo Olympics 2021 Football: How will Spain, France, Brazil and Germany line-up?

Brazil's Neymar scored the winning penalty in Rio to secure the gold medal for his country in 2016.

Fixtures and Results

Here are all the fixtures for the tournament along with kick-off times (BST):

Wednesday 21st July 2021


Great Britain 2-0 Chile 

China 0-5 Brazil 

Sweden 3-0 USA 

Japan 1-1 Canada 

Zambia 3-10 Netherlands

Australia 2-1 New Zealand 

Thursday 22nd July 2021


Egypt 0-0 Spain

Mexico 4-1 France 

New Zealand 1-0 South Korea 

Côte d'Ivoire 2-1 Saudi Arabia 

Argentina 0-2 Australia

Honduras 0-1 Romania 

Japan 1-0 South Africa 

Brazil 4-2 Germany 

Saturday 24th July 2021


Chile 1-2 Canada

China 4-4 Zambia 

Sweden 4-2 Australia

Japan 0-1 Great Britain

Netherlands 3-3 Brazil 

New Zealand 1-6 USA

Sunday 25th July 2021


Egypt 0-1 Argentina

France 4-3 South Africa

New Zealand 2-3 Honduras

Brazil 0-0 Côte d'Ivoire

Australia 0-1 Spain

Romania 0-4 South Korea

Japan 2-1 Mexico

Saudi Arabia 2-3 Germany

Tuesday 27th July 2021


USA 0-0 Australia (8 am)

New Zealand 0-2 Sweden (8 am)

Canada vs Great Britain (11 am)

Chile vs Japan (11 am)

Netherlands vs China (11:30 am)

Brazil vs Zambia (11:30 am)

Wednesday 28th July 2021


Saudi Arabia 1-3 Brazil (8 am)

Germany 1-1 Côte d'Ivoire (8 am)

Romania 0-0 New Zealand (8:30 am)

South Korea 6-0 Honduras (8:30 am)

Spain 1-1 Argentina (11 am)

Australia 0-2 Egypt (11 am)

France 0-4 Japan (11:30 am)

South Africa 0-3 Mexico (11:30 am)

Friday 30th July 2021

Women's Quarterfinals

Canada 0-0 Brazil - Canada won 4-3 on penalties

Great Britain 3-4 Australia - After extra time

Sweden 3-1 Japan 

Netherlands 2-2 USA - USA won 4-2 on penalties

Saturday 31st July 2021

Men's Quarterfinals

Spain vs Côte d'Ivoire (9 am)

Japan vs New Zealand (10 am)

Brazil vs Egypt (11 am)

South Korea vs Mexico (12 pm)

Monday 2nd August 2021

Women's semifinals

Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Men's semifinals

Thursday 5th August 2021

Women's Bronze Medal Match

Friday 6th August 2021

Women's Gold Medal Match

Men's Bronze Medal Match

Saturday 7th August 2021

Men's Gold Medal Match



  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Honduras
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain


  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • USA
  • Zambia



Group A: Japan, South Africa, Mexico, France

Group B: New Zealand, South Korea, Honduras, Romania

Group C: Egypt, Spain, Argentina, Australia

Group D: Brazil, Germany, Côte d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia


Group E: Canada, Chile, Great Britain, Japan

Group F: Brazil, China, Netherlands, Zambia

Group G: Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, USA

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