The South African Senior Women’s National Team will be the first in action at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

The South African Senior Women’s National Team will be the first in action at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

Banyana Banyana will take the field a day earlier than the South African u23 Men’s National Team.

The South Africans are in Group E alongside Brazil, Sweden and China while the men’s team is in Group A with the hosts, Iraq and Denmark.

The tournament starts from 3 – 20 August.

Vera Pauw’s charges start their 2016 Olympic campaign with a clash against Sweden at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, 3 August.

With Brazil five hours behind South Africa, the 13h00 local time kickoff in Rio will mean 18h00 in South Africa.

The following day Owen da Gama’s side will open the men’s tournament with a much-anticipated clash against the hosts.

This will take place on Thursday, 4 August at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia with 16h00 local time kickoff (21h00 South African time).

Next up for the Sasol-sponsored women’s team will China at the same venue on Saturday, 6 August at the Amazoni Arena in Manaus.

Kickoff is at 19h00 (midnight in South Africa).

On Sunday, 7 August the men’s team return to action – this time against Denmark at the Mane Garrincha Stadium.

Kickoff is also at midnight South African time (21h00 in Brazil).

The third and last group stages match for Banyana Banyana will be against the hosts on Tuesday 9 August at the Amazon Arena in Manaus.

South Africans will have to stay up to the wee hours of Wednesday morning, as the match will be at 02h00 (21h00 in Brazil).

In the last group stages match for the men’s team, South Africa travel to Sao Paolo to face Iraq on Wednesday, 10 August.

The clash starts at 22h00 in Brazil (03h00 on Thursday, 11 August in South Africa)

Banyana Banyana Fixtures:

Wednesday 03 August

Sweden vs South Africa

Olympic Stadium

13h00 (18h00 SA Time)

Saturday 06 August

South Africa vs China

Olympic Stadium

19h00 (12h00 midnight SA Time)

Tuesday 09 August

South Africa vs Brazil

Amazonia Arena (Manaus)

21h00 (02h00 Wednesday, 10 Aug SA Time)


SA u23 Men’s Fixtures:

Thursday 4 August

Brazil vs SA – 4 Aug

Mane Garrincha Stadium

Brasilia

16h00 (21h00 SA Time)

Sunday 7 August

Denmark vs South Africa

Mane Garrincha Stadium

Brasilia

19h00 (02h00 Monday, 8 Aug SA Time)

Wednesday 10 August

South Africa vs Iraq

Corinthians Arena

Sao Paulo

22h00 (03h00 Thursday, 11 Aug SA Time)


Full Draw Results:

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016

Group E

Brazil, China, Sweden, South Africa

Group F

Canada, Zimbabwe, Australia, Germany

Group G

USA, New Zealand, France, Colombia

 

Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016

Group A

Brazil, South Africa, Iraq, Denmark

Group B

Sweden, Colombia, Nigeria, Japan

Group C

Fiji, Korea Republic, Mexico, Germany

Group D

Honduras, Algeria, Portugal, Argentina


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

Tuesday, 16 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)


Men’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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