Banyana Banyana and the u23 Men’s National Team will know who they play at the Rio 2016 Olympics when the draw is conducted on Thursday, 14 April at 15h30 SA time in Brazil. The tournament runs from 3 – 20 August.

Banyana Banyana and the u23 Men’s National Team will know who they play at the Rio 2016 Olympics when the draw is conducted on Thursday, 14 April at 15h30 SA time in Brazil. The tournament runs from 3 – 20 August.

FIFA has announced that the draw will be held at the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the same venue that will host the Men’s and Women’s finals on the 19 and 20 August 2016, respectively.

The 16 teams in the men’s tournament, including hosts Brazil and 2012 champions Mexico, will be drawn into four groups while the 12 women’s teams, including hosts Brazil and 2012 champions USA, will be drawn into three groups.

There are three spots still remaining to be filled in the women’s section and will join Brazil as hosts, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Germany, France, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Colombia.

Just one spot remains in the men’s tournament, with Colombia and USA playing off in March to complete the line-up of hosts Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Fiji, Honduras, Mexico, Algeria, Nigeria, Iraq, Japan and South Korea.

Brief Match Dates:

Women’s tournament
 Opening Match

Wednesday, 3 August Rio de Janeiro (Olympic Stadium)
QUARTERFINALS
Friday, 12 August Brasilia, Salvador, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte
SEMI-FINALS
Friday, 12 August Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)
BRONZE MEDAL MATCH
Friday, 19 August Sao Paulo
GOLD MEDAL MATCH
Friday, 19 August Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)

Mens’s tournament
 Opening Match

Thursday, 4 August Brasilia
QUARTERFINALS
Saturday, 13 August Brasilia, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo
SEMI-FINALS
Wednesday, 17 August Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)
BRONZE MEDAL MATCH
Saturday, 20 August Belo Horizonte
GOLD MEDAL MATCH
Saturday, 20 August Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)

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