Banyana Banyana and South Africa's under-23 national men's team were handed favourable draws for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Game...
Banyana Banyana and South Africa's under-23 national men's team were handed favourable draws for the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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The official draw for the Olympic Football Tournament was held at the iconic Maracana Stadium on Thursday.
Owen da Gama's troops were drawn in Group A alongside hosts Brazil, Denmark and Iraq with the Seleção vying for their first Olympic gold. The South Americans have yet to win gold in 12 Olympic appearances.
1996 champions Nigeria were drawn in Group B. Banyana Banyana (54) have been drawn in Group E alongside hosts Brazil (8), Sweden (6) and China (12) - current FIFA world rankings in brackets.
South Africa will be eyeing revenge over Sweden having lost 4-1 to the Europeans at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Group A - Brazil, South Africa, Iraq, Denmark
Group B - Sweden, Colombia, Nigeria, Japan
Group C - Fiji, South Korea, Mexico, Germany
Group D - Honduras, Algeria, Portugal, Argentina
Group E - Brazil, China, Sweden, South Africa
Group F - Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, Germany
Group G - USA, New Zealand, France, Columbia