Super Falcons vs Ethiopia in 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers

Super Falcons vs Ethiopia in 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria are set to face the Ethiopia women's national team in the second round of qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The Ethiopian team secured their spot in this round after defeating Chad 10-0 on aggregate in the first round of the qualifiers.

Ethiopia showcased their dominance in the first leg by securing a resounding 6-0 victory on the road. They continued their impressive form in the second leg, completing the rout with a convincing 4-0 win at home. Senaf Wakuma displayed her goal-scoring prowess by netting a brace, while Loza Abera and Turist Lena also found the back of the net.

The upcoming clash between Ethiopia and the Super Falcons is scheduled to take place between October 23 and 31, 2023. The winner of this encounter will move one step closer to securing a place in the women's football event at the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris, France.

Only two places on offer for Super Falcons

The Super Falcons, who have missed out on qualification for the last three editions of the Olympics, will be determined to secure their place among the elite teams vying for Olympic glory.

It is worth noting that Africa will be represented by two countries in the women's football tournament at the upcoming Olympic Games.

In the race to secure a spot in the women's division of the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, 25 nations are vying for qualification.

The qualification process consists of four rounds, commencing with the first round that involves 18 teams.

Among these teams, seven winners will advance to the second round, where they will face one of the seven highest-ranked teams from the previous Women's African Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, the remaining two winners will compete against each other for a chance to progress further in the qualifiers.

All you need to know about Olympic Games

The Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2024 is set to captivate football fans around the world with its thrilling matches and showcase of talent.

When

The tournament will take place from 25 July to 10 August 2024, offering three weeks of intense football action.

Where

Matches will be held at seven different venues across France. The seven venues are:

  • Parc des Princes in Paris

  • Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux

  • Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes

  • Stade de Lyon in Lyon

  • Stade de Marseille in Marseille

  • Stade de Nice in Nice

  • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne

Qualified Nations

So far, four nations have secured their place in the tournament. Brazil, Colombia, France, and the USA will be representing their respective regions with pride and aiming for Olympic glory.

Remaining Places

The qualification process is still ongoing for the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

As of now, two spots are available for teams from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Two spots for the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

One spot for the Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf).

One spot for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).

Two spots for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

Paris 2024 Format

The 12 participating teams will be divided into three groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group, along with the best two third-placed teams, will progress to the knockout phase of the tournament. The subsequent rounds will include quarter-finals, semi-finals, a third-place play-off, and the highly anticipated final.

Squads and Age Restrictions

Each team will consist of 18 players selected by their respective nations. Unlike the men's tournament, there are no age restrictions imposed on the players participating in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament. This provides an opportunity for countries to showcase both experienced veterans and rising stars on the Olympic stage.

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.