South Africa men and women drawn with Brazil at 2016 Olympic Games

South Africa in action against Zimbabwe
South Africa in action against Zimbabwe - both have qualified for Rio 2016

South Africa's men's and women's teams will both play hosts Brazil in the group stage of the 2016 Olympics.

The men have been drawn in Group A, along with Iraq and Denmark. The women are in Group E, with China and Sweden.

Brazil's men were runners-up in 2012, the women runners-up in 2008. Both teams are expected to be tough opponents in their home country.

Fifty eight matches - 32 for the men, 26 for the women - will be played in the tournament from 3 to 20 August.

Full draw for the Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016:


Group A

Brazil, South Africa, Iraq, Denmark

Group B

Sweden, Colombia, Nigeria, Japan

Group C

Fiji, Korea Republic, Mexico, Germany

Group D

Algeria, Portugal, Honduras, Argentina


Group E

Brazil, China, Sweden, South Africa

Group F

Canada, Zimbabwe, Australia, Germany

Group G

USA, New Zealand, France, Colombia

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