2020 Olympics: Thoughts and Questions

2020 Olympics: Thoughts and Questions


In looking over the Qualification table:

South America has only 1 berth

Looking at the rest of South America, I dont see any true contenders for a strong finish, so I guess that's OK..

ACtually, it turns out that the Chile, the 2nd place team, gets a shot at Olympic Qualifying through a playoff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Women%27s_qualification#CAF%E2%80%93CONMEBOL_play-off

Asian Federation Cup

Australia and then 1 of China or South Korea for the other place. Japan got a bye as host for the Olympics.

The CONCACAF Cup

https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2019/11/schedule-set-for-2020-concacaf-womens-olympic-qualifying-championship

Group Stages

  • Group A: USA, Costa Rica, Panama, Haiti
  • Group B: Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis

3 teams in this tournament seem strong: USA, Canada and Mexico, in that order. I see some good play from Mexico. What does it take for them to snatch a berth away from Canada or the USA? The rest of the teams do not seem very competitive.

Overall predictions for the 12 Olympic Teams:

  1. Japan [qualified]
  2. Brazil [qualified]
  3. New Zealand [qualified]
  4. England [qualified]
  5. Netherlands [qualified]
  6. Sweden [qualified]
  7. USA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_CONCACAF_Women%27s_Olympic_Qualifying_Championship
  8. Canada https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_CONCACAF_Women%27s_Olympic_Qualifying_Championship
  9. Cameroon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_CAF_Women%27s_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournament
  10. Australia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_AFC_Women%27s_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournament
  11. China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_AFC_Women%27s_Olympic_Qualifying_Tournament
  12. Chile over Zambia in the playoff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics_CAF%E2%80%93CONMEBOL_play-off

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