Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

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There will be 16 teams that qualify for men's football at the 2020 Summer Olympics. In addition to host nation Japan, 15 men's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.[1]

Table[edit]

Means of qualification Ref. Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host country 7 September 2013 N/A 1  Japan
2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship [2] 16–30 June 2019  Italy
 San Marino
4  France
 Germany
 Romania
 Spain
2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament [3] 21 September – 5 October 2019  Fiji 1  New Zealand
2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations [4] 8–22 November 2019  Egypt 3  Ivory Coast
2020 AFC U-23 Championship [5] 8–26 January 2020  Thailand 3 TBD
2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament [6] 18 January – 9 February 2020  Colombia 2 TBD
2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship [7] 20 March – 1 April 2020  Mexico 2 TBD
Total   16
  • ^1 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[edit]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Method of qualification Date of qualification Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
 Italy Hosts 9 December 2016 20th 2017 (semi-finals) Champions (1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2004)
 Spain Group 2 winners 6 September 2018 14th 2017 (runners-up) Champions (1986, 1998, 2011, 2013)
 France Group 9 winners 7 September 2018 9th 2006 (semi-finals) Champions (1988)
 England Group 4 winners 11 October 2018 15th 2017 (semi-finals) Champions (1982, 1984)
 Serbia Group 7 winners 12 October 2018 11th[SRB] 2017 (group stage) Champions (1978) (as Yugoslavia)[SRB]
 Germany Group 5 winners 12 October 2018 12th 2017 (champions) Champions (2009, 2017)
 Croatia Group 1 winners 15 October 2018 3rd 2004 (group stage) Group stage (2000, 2004)
 Denmark Group 3 winners 16 October 2018 8th 2017 (group stage) Semi-finals (1992, 2015)
 Belgium Group 6 winners 16 October 2018 3rd 2007 (semi-finals) Semi-finals (2007)
 Romania Group 8 winners 16 October 2018 2nd 1998 (quarter-finals) Quarter-finals (1998)
 Poland Play-off winners 20 November 2018 7th 2017 (group stage) Quarter-finals (1982, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994)
 Austria Play-off winners 20 November 2018 1st Debut
Notes
  1. ^ a b Appearances include 4 as Yugoslavia and 2 as Serbia and Montenegro. Their previous best performance as Serbia was runners-up (2007).

2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament[edit]

2019 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[edit]

2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations[edit]

2020 AFC U-23 Championship[edit]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualified as Appearance Previous best performance
 Thailand Hosts 3rd Group stage (2016, 2018)
 Qatar Group A winners 3rd Third place (2018)
 Bahrain Group B winners 1st Debut
 Iraq Group C winners 4th Champions (2013)
 United Arab Emirates Group D winners 3rd Quarter-finals (2013, 2016)
 Jordan Group E winners 4th Third place (2013)
 Uzbekistan Group F winners 4th Champions (2018)
 North Korea Group G winners 4th Quarter-finals (2016)
 South Korea Group H winners 4th Runners-up (2016)
 Japan Group I winners 4th Champions (2016)
 China PR Group J winners 4th Group stage (2013, 2016, 2018)
 Vietnam Group K winners 3rd Runners-up (2018)
 Australia Group H runners-up[note 1] 4th Quarter-finals (2013)
 Iran Group C runners-up[note 1] 3rd Quarter-finals (2016)
 Syria Group E runners-up[note 1] 4th Quarter-finals (2013)
 Saudi Arabia Group D runners-up[note 1] 4th Runners-up (2013)

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d The four best runners-up qualified for the final tournament.

2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Under-21 EURO 2019: all you need to know". uefa.com. 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Olympic Qualifier Draw complete". Oceania Football Confederation. 7 May 2019.
  4. ^ "CAF confirms 2019 Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt will be played in November". Ghana Soccernet. 29 September 2018.
  5. ^ "FA Thailand proposed as 2020 AFC U-23 Championship host". AFC. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Colombia será sede del Campeonato Sudamericano Preolímpico Sub-23 del 2020". conmebol.com. 14 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Guadalajara Set to Host the 2020 Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament". www.concacaf.com. Retrieved 2019-08-22.