Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 05:30 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's Gold Medal Match

1 (Won)

1 (Lost)



Brazil (BRA)
Germany (GER)

(Local) / 01:00 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's Bronze Medal Match

2 (Lost)

3 (Won)



Nigeria (NGR)

(Local) / 05:30 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's Gold Medal Match

1 (Lost)

2 (Won)



Germany (GER)
Sweden (SWE)

(Local) / 01:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's Bronze Medal Match

1 (Lost)

2 (Won)



Canada (CAN)

(Local) / 10:00 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

0 (Won)

0 (Lost)



Lydia Williams Katrina Gorry Laura Alleway Steph Catley Elise Kellond-Knight Caitlin Foord Emily Van Egmond Lisa De Vanna Alanna Kennedy Samantha Kerr Kyah Simon Larissa Crummer Clare Polkinghorne Chloe Logarzo Ellie Carpenter Tameka Butt Michelle Heyman Mackenzie Arnold

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Aussies women to return to Olympic football fold

After a captivating World Cup in 2014, football mad Brazil will again welcome the best teams from around the globe as they chase Olympic glory. The Australian women's team will return to Olympic competition for the first time since Athens 2004 after a stunning qualification campaign that saw them book their tickets to Rio with a game remaining. The Aussie men missed out on qualifying after bowing out of the group stage at the qualification tournament. 

Women to watch: A young Australian side will be confident winning Australia's first Olympic medal in the sport after a strong run at the qualifiers backing up their history making performance at 2015 Women’s World Cup. The Matildas became Australia’s first senior team to make the quarter-finals at a World Cup after they surprised some of their more fancied opponents in Canada. Despite opening the tournament with a loss, the Aussies more than matched it with eventual gold medallists USA for the opening hour before they went down 3-1. Needing a victory in their second match, Kyah Simon was the hero for the Aussies with two goals as they defeated African champions Nigeria 2-0. Lisa De Vanna’s goal against Sweden in the final group match sent the Matildas through to the knockout phase following a 1-1 draw.

Simon scored her third goal for the tournament in the round of sixteen as Australia knocked out the Brazilians 1-0 before they eventually bowed out of the tournament in the quarter finals against defending World Champions Japan 1-0. Along with Australia’s World Cup goalscorers the likes of midfield enforcers Ellise Kellond-Knight and Emily Van Egmond, along with Caitlin Foord at the back, will be crucial if Australia are to make the podium at the 2016 Rio Games.


Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Women: The Australian women's team will return to Olympic competition for the first time since Athens 2004 after a successful qualification run booked their ticket to Rio. In the six team round robin competition, the Aussies defeated Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, North Korea and drew with fellow qualifier China to ensure they will be one of 12 teams competing at the 2016 Games. 

Men: The men's side failed to finish in the top three at the AFC (Asian) U-23 Championships in early 2016 to miss Rio qualification. Australia were defeated by the UAE, won against Vietnam and drew against Jordan to miss out on making it to the knockout stage of the tournament.

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Final teams qualified

  • Women - Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Colombia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Australia, China and Sweden.
  • Men - Brazil, Argentina, Algeria, Nigeria, South Africa, Honduras, Mexico, Argentina, Fiji, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Iraq, Japan and South Korea.

Competition Format & Events

The men’s and women’s football competitions begin with a group stage kicking off two days before the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The men’s tournament will feature four groups of four with the women’s tournament featuring three groups of four. Each team will play the other teams in their group once.

The top two men’s teams from each group and the top two women’s teams from each group, along with the two highest ranked third placed sides, qualify for the quarter-finals.

Following the pool stage, the tournament becomes a knockout competition. The two winning semi-finalists play for the gold medal at Maracanã Stadium, with the two losing semi-finalists facing off for the bronze medal.

In the case of a draw in the group stage, matches will end and each side will be awarded one point (three points for a win, zero for a loss). In the knockout phase a match will go into extra-time with 15 minutes played before the teams change ends and another 15 minutes are played. If scores are still level then a penalty shootout will be contested to determine the winner.

Australian women's fixtures:

Australia vs Canada (Sao Paolo)
Local time: 3:00pm, August 3
AEST: 4:00am, August 4

Australia vs Germany (Sao Paolo)
Local time: 6:00pm, August 6
AEST: 7:00am, August 7

Australia vs Zimbabwe (Salvador)
Local time: 4:00pm, August 9
AEST: 5:00am, August 4

Australia and Olympic Football

Men: Australia first participated in the men’s football tournament at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games but they would have to wait 32 years until Seoul 1988 to return to the Olympic Games. They consistently made the competition through to Beijing 2008 before missing out on qualification to London 2012. They claimed their best finish at the Barcelona Games in 1992 after losing the bronze medal match against Ghana 1-0.

Women: Women’s football was added to the Olympic program in 1996 and Australia began competing in Sydney 2000 where they finished seventh. They made it out of the group stage of the tournament for the first time at the 2004 Athens Games before falling to Sweden 2-1 in the quarter-finals. The Matildas missed out on qualification for the 2008 and 2012 Games with Japan and North Korea claiming the two Asian quota places. 

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Did you know

  • The men’s football competition is predominantly an under 23 competition with athletes having to have been born on or after January 1, 1993. Teams are however allowed to have three players that are outside of these age restrictions. There are no age restrictions for the women’s competition.
  • The men’s competition was dominated up until 1992 by European nations who won 17 of 20 gold medals. Since then they have only had one team in the final and not won another gold medal. Women’s football was introduced at the 1996 Atlanta Games with a near-perfect record of four gold medals and one silver in five tournaments.  

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