News Countdown To Tokyo 2020; 12 Teams To Take Part In Women's Event

It is time to once again start the countdown to Tokyo 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the postponement of the Olympic Games until 2021, but enthusiasm for the iconic event and a yearning to enjoy it remain intact. Preparations are also continuing apace.

To mark the one-year-to-go milestone until the Olympic flame is lit and the action begins in the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, we are bringing you a rundown of the teams already qualified, those one step away and some interesting facts and figures about the event.

Qualified teams:

Asia: Japan (host), Australia

Europe: Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain

North/Central America and Caribbean: USA and Canada

Africa: Zambia

South America: Brazil

Oceania: New Zealand

Teams still with a chance of qualifying:


China PR and Korea Republic will go head to head for the region’s last berth. The two-legged showdown will take place on 19 and 24 February 2021.

Intercontinental play-off:

The last ticket to Tokyo will go to either Cameroon, runners-up in the African qualifiers, or Chile, runners-up at the Copa America. The two-legged fixture will be played on dates yet to be decided.


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