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Football Frenzy: A Look at the Paris 2024 Olympic Schedule and Rules

BySamantha Jones

May 22, 2024
Soccer at the Paris 2024 Olympics

The Paris 2024 Olympics will host the men’s and women’s football tournaments, with Brazil and Canada emerging as the gold medal winners in their respective events at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Looking ahead to Paris, here’s what you need to know about the football schedule and rules.

The football schedule at the Paris 2024 Olympics will run from July 24th to August 10th, with seven different stadiums used for group stage and quarter-final matches. Nice, St Etienne, and Bordeaux are among the venues for these matches. Semi-finals will take place in Lyon and Marseille, with the bronze medal match in Nantes and the final at Paris’ iconic Parc des Princes.

As one of the world’s most popular sports, football is set to return for its 29th Olympic appearance for men and eighth for women in Paris 2024. The basic rules for Olympic football are the same as regular football, with two teams of 11 players competing in 90-minute matches. Group stage matches may end in a draw, but knockout games will go to extra time and penalties if needed.

In terms of teams, there are some changes from previous years. For the men’s tournament, 16 teams will be split into four groups, with only three players per squad allowed over age restrictions of 23 years old or older. In contrast, there are no age restrictions for women’s teams participating in this competition. The top two from each group will advance to the quarter-finals. In addition to these rules changes, Hungary has won three gold medals out of their five total medals since their debut at Sydney Olympics in 1936. Great Britain has also won three gold medals but faced challenges fielding teams due to lack of support from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland football associations.

With excitement building up around these events already underway at Tokyo Games it’s clear that Football is back once again on an international level!

By Samantha Jones

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