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FIFA announces Olympic football pots

  • Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Japan will avoid being drawn in the same group in this year’s Olympic Games football tournament, the sport’s world governing body FIFA said on Friday.

    The nations were named in Pot 1 for the 16-team competition, meaning they cannot face each other during the competition’s opening round-robin phase, Xinhua reported.

    The pots were allocated based on rankings that considered performances at the past five Olympic tournaments, FIFA said.

    The draw will be held at Rio’s Maracana stadium on April 14.

    The Olympic football men’s tournament will be played in six Brazilian cities from August 3 to 20.

    Men’s competition:

    Pot 1: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Japan

    Pot 2: Nigeria, South Korea, Honduras, Iraq

    Pot 3: Sweden, Fiji, Portugal, South Africa

    Pot 4: Algeria, Colombia, Denmark, Germany

    Women’s competition:

    Pot 1: Brazil, USA, Germany

    Pot 2: France, Australia, Sweden

    Pot 3: Canada, China, New Zealand

    Pot 4: Colombia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

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