Tokyo 2020 Group F 🇧🇷 🇨🇳 🇳🇱 🇿🇲 - All spots up for grabs | OneFootball

Tokyo 2020 Group F 🇧🇷 🇨🇳 🇳🇱 🇿🇲 - All spots up for grabs

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Emily Wilson

Who?

With two Olympic debutants and two Olympic veterans, Group F can finish in multiple different ways at Tokyo 2020 leaving all four spots up for grabs.

  1. Brazil (rank: 7)
  2. China (rank: 15)
  3. Netherlands (rank: 4)
  4. Zambia (rank: 104)

Need to know

Brazil are hoping to bounce back from 2016 heart-break, losing the bronze medal to Canada in São Paulo.

China qualified for Tokyo 2020 in the playoffs but their new generation full of young talent could be the turning page in their quest for gold.

Current World Cup runners up and European Champions the Netherlands are competing in their first-ever Olympic Games.

Just like the Dutch, Zambia are also making their maiden appearance at the Games having qualified in the playoffs.


The key game

Netherlands Women 3
Brazil Women 3
Full time

As the two highest-ranked teams in Group F, the game between the Netherlands (4) and Brazil (7) on 24 July holds a lot of weight.

But beyond that, it’s European football versus South American football so we’re in for a show no doubt.


The women to watch

Debinha

When you think of women’s football in Brazil, it’s easy for names like Formiga and Marta to appear but North Carolina Courage star Debinha is the face of the next generation. A constant threat with an eye for goal, she’s the epitome of Brazilian football.

Wang Shuang

Without Wang Shuang’s contributions during the playoffs, China might not have qualified. At the prime age of 26, she offers the perfect blend of rising talent and experience leaving the forward dubbed “China’s most popular current footballer” as a key player in Tokyo.

Lieke Martens

Over the last few years, the Netherlands national team has grown substantially and the talents of Barcelona forward Lieke Martens has been key. Arguably one of the most diverse and threatening wingers in women’s football, you can’t help but keep your eyes on the treble-winning star.

Barbra Banda

As one of the country’s brightest stars, all eyes will be on 21-year-old captain Barbra Banda during Zambia’s first-ever Olympics Games. Seen as a leader beyond her years who offers unlimited attacking threats, it will be exciting to see how she performs on the big stage.


Prediction

  • Netherlands
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Zambia