Holders Brazil face Germany in Olympics football


22 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Reigning champions Brazil were onWednesday drawn with 2016 runners-up Germany, the Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia in the Tokyo Olympics men's football group stages.

Hosts Japan, who have never won a medal in the men's event, will play France, South Africa and Mexico in Group A.

Group C includes Egypt, Spain, Argentina and Australia while Group B has South Korea, New Zealand, Romania and Honduras.

The tournament starts on July 22, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games that were post-poned last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the women's draw record four-time champi-ons the USA will feature against Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. Home side Japan will play Great Britain, Canada and Chile.