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Why Olympic soccer teams don't have their official crests on the jerseys

If you’ve watched any high-level international soccer competition, you’re probably going to notice a different look at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The signature badges from federations across the world have been replaced by generic placeholders. The United States Soccer Federation’s already-generic crest is replaced by a “USA” letter mark. Brazil’s legendary CBF badge is gone for a logo reflective of the nation’s flag.
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Sporting News

Olympic soccer rules, explained: How men’s and women’s football tournaments work in Tokyo

The men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments are among the marquee events on the world soccer scene. Both competitions operate similarly. Here’s how they work. Qualifying: Participating nations need to qualify for the Olympic soccer tournament from their respective region. Each regional body determines for itself how qualifying happens. Olympic...
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Washington Post

What to know about soccer at the Tokyo Olympics

Olympic soccer is a big deal in the women’s game, ranking second in prestige and importance to the World Cup. In men’s circles, not so much. It’s an age-restrictive tournament that FIFA, the sport’s international governing body, does not take seriously and doesn’t want to grow. (More on that later.)
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Washington Post

Tokyo Games begin amid coronavirus uncertainty

TOKYO — The Opening Ceremonies are still a couple of days away, but the Tokyo Olympics are officially underway with the first games of the softball and women’s soccer competitions. The Games have commenced as uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic continues to hover over them, even after they were postponed...
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Seattle Times

New Zealand beats South Korea 1-0 in men’s Olympic soccer

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Chris Wood’s goal gave New Zealand a 1-0 victory over South Korea at the start of the men’s Olympic soccer tournament on Thursday. The Burnley striker scored in the 70th minute with his team’s first shot on target at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium where a few hundred fans were permitted because it is just outside Tokyo and not in the same state of emergency as Tokyo.
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NBC Sports

Women’s Soccer at the Olympics: How to watch, schedule, start time

The Women’s Olympic soccer tournament is stacked in Tokyo and it should be one heck of a tournament. And we will have you covered throughout the tournament. The United States women’s national team have won the last two World Cups, but their 2016 Olympics was a rare failure as the team failed to medal for the first time in six tournaments.
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Washington Post

South African soccer team outbreak tests Tokyo Olympics’ ‘covid-safe’ strategy

TOKYO — An outbreak of infections among members of the South Africa men’s soccer team emerged as the first test of Olympic officials’ strategy of aggressive testing and swift isolation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the Tokyo Games. Two dozen people affiliated with the South Africa soccer...
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Mexico pins its best gold-medal hopes on famed soccer team facing familiar pressure

TOKYO — WhenMexico stumbled home from the 2010 World Cup, its national team program wasn’t exactly in crisis. But it was close. El Tri had fielded an aging team in South Africa, one led by a 37-year-old goalkeeper, two 31-year-old captains and a 37-year-old striker. It made the London Olympics two years later an audition of sorts, with Mexico needing to get younger fast with another World Cup on the horizon.
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