African champions Nigeria have been drawn in a fair Rio Olympics first round group that also ha...
African champions Nigeria have been drawn in a fair Rio Olympics first round group that also has continental champions Sweden and Japan.
The Dream Team VI are housed in Group B, which also has Colombia.
Sweden are the European tournament winners, Japan won the Asian version of the qualifiers, while Colombia beat USA in an intercontinental playoff to qualify for Rio.
Sweden won last year's European U21 Championship in the Czech Republic after they defeated Portugal on penalties after a goalless draw in the final.
They won the 1948 Olympics Gold. Rio will be Japan's 10th appearance at the Olympics, the best record in Asia along Korea Republic, who Japan incidentally beat 3-2 in the continental final of the qualifiers.
The men’s football event of the Rio Olympics will be from August 4 to 20.
Nigeria won a historic Olympic Gold in 1996 and were beaten by Argentina in the Gold medal match at Beijing 2008.