Women's Football

Team GB Women & USWNT discover opponents in Tokyo 2020 Olympic draw

Max Cooper
Apr 21, 2021, 11:15 AM GMT+1
Team GB's opponents have been announced
Team GB's opponents have been announced | Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

The draw for the Women's Football Tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been made, with Team GB Women landing in Group E alongside Japan, Canada and Chile.

Hege Riise, who is the current interim coach of the England women's national team following Phil Neville's departure, will also lead out the Great Britain Olympic team in Tokyo at the rearranged summer games.

The Norwegian boss and her team discovered their opponents for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Wednesday, as they crucially avoided world champions USWNT in the group stages. Team GB were drawn in Group E, and will face Japan, Canada and Chile in their quest to qualify for the knockout rounds.

Great Britain Women will be hoping to impress - and get revenge - on the big stage this summer, in what will be their second ever appearance in the competition.

And they will want to go at least one better this time round, having won all three of their group games in the London 2012 Olympics, only to then be knocked out in the quarter-finals by Group E rivals Canada.

The United States women's national soccer team were drawn in Group G, and they will do battle with Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. Group F sees the Netherlands, Zambia and China join Brazil, leading to an exciting summer tournament ahead of us.

In the Men's Football Tournament, some mouthwatering draws were made across the four groups and 16 teams. Group A sees France take on Mexico, Japan and South Africa, while Group B plays host to New Zealand, Korea Republic, Honduras and Romania.

Spain and Argentina go head-to-head in Group C, while Australia and Egypt will look to cause an upset against the two football giants. And Group D's headliners are Brazil and Germany, who'll also have to face the Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia in their group stages.