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Match schedule for Rio 2016 unveiled

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:45:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

The match schedule for the next Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments has been unveiled, with the iconic Maracana stadium set to host both finals. It has also been revealed that the opening game of Rio 2016, which will be the first group game in the women's competition, will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, kicking off at 13.00 local time on Wednesday 3 August.

In total, seven stadiums complete the line-up, with 2014 FIFA World Cup™ host venues in Belo Horizonte, the capital Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador and Sao Paulo all ready to welcome fans from across the world to what promises to be a veritable feast of football.

As at London 2012, the hosts have been drawn as A1 and E1 in their respective tournaments. This means that, during the group stage, the home crowd will be able to cheer on its men in Brasilia and Salvador, and its women in Rio de Janeiro and Manaus.

Men's tournament
Opening Match (Thursday 4 August): Brasilia
Quarter-finals (Saturday 13 August): Brasilia, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo
Semi-finals (Wednesday 17 August): Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)
Bronze medal match (Saturday 20 August): Belo Horizonte
Gold medal match (Saturday 20 August): Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)

Women's tournament
Opening Match (Wednesday 3 August): Rio de Janeiro (Olympic Stadium)
Quarter-finals (Friday 12 August): Brasilia, Salvador, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte
Semi-finals (Tuesday 16 August): Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)
Bronze medal match (Friday 19 August): Sao Paulo
Gold medal match (Friday 19 August): Rio de Janeiro (Maracana Stadium)

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