Rio Olympics: Nigeria to face Japan, Colombia in men’s football

Rio Olympics: Nigeria to face Japan, Colombia in men’s football
April 14 23:10 2016

Ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games taking place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Nigeria U-23 team, the Dream
Team VI, has been placed in Group B
alongside Sweden, Colombia, and
Japan.

The draw took place on Thursday
at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil.
Hosts Brazil are in Group A
alongside South Africa, Iraq and
Denmark.

Men’s defending champions
 Mexico will battle the trio of Fiji,
Germany and Korea Republic in
Group C.
Two-time champions Argentina
are in group D with Honduras,
Algeria and Portugal.

The U-23 Eagles beat Japan 2-1 in
the group stage of the 2008
Olympic Games in Beijing.
For the women, hosts Brazil are
in Group E alongside China
Peoples Republic, Sweden and
South Africa.
Another Africa representative
Zimbabwe, will do battle in Group
F with Canada, Australia and
Germany.

While defending champions USA are in group
G with New Zealand, France and Colombia.
The men’s tournament will start on the 4th of
August and end on 20 August, while the
women will hold on the 3rd to 20th of August

Group A

Brazil
South Africa
Iraq
Denmark

Group B

Sweden
Colombia
Nigeria
Japan

Group C

Fiji
Korea Republic
Mexico
Germany

Group D

Algeria
Portugal
Honduras
Argentina