<![CDATA[FIFA.com - Men's Olympic Football Tournament - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedMon, 01 Feb 2016 04:43:00 GMTMon, 01 Feb 2016 05:09:00 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Japan excel as trio book passage]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=japan-excel-as-trio-book-passage-2757777.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action as Japan, Korea Republic and Iraq underlined their pedigree at this level to qualify for Rio 2016.]]>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Iraq clinch Asia's final Rio spot]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=iraq-clinch-asia-s-final-rio-spot-2757413.html

Iraq have reached their first Men's Olympic Football Tournament since 2004 with a 2-1 extra time victory over Qatar in the AFC U-23 Championship third place play-off. ]]>
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Salhi: We mean business in Rio]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=salhi-we-mean-business-in-rio-2757322.htmlFIFA.com spoke to Algeria goalkeeper Abdelkader Salhi about his side’s qualification for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 and their objectives at the competition.

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:47:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Japan, Korea Republic secure Rio spots]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=japan-claim-asia-s-first-rio-ticket-2756975.htmlJapan and Korea Republic grabbed Asia's first two tickets to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 in dramatic fashion after winning their respective semi-finals late on against Iraq and Qatar at the AFC U-23 Championship in Doha.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:25:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Sixteen becomes eight in Asia’s race for Rio]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=sixteen-becomes-eight-in-asia-s-race-for-rio-2756216.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 06:20:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls set sights on Rio 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=1/news=asian-hopefuls-set-sights-on-rio-2016-2754587.htmlAsia's final qualification for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament at Rio 2016 begins at the start of the new year with 16 sides vying for a place in the global showpiece this August. FIFA.com previews the upcoming competition and takes a closer look at the contenders eager to take a trip to Rio.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:18:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Heroes emerge for African trio]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=heroes-emerge-for-african-trio-2744557.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 06:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[South Africa grab Africa's final Rio ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/newsid=2743717/index.htmlSouth Africa secured Africa's final place at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, with victory after penalties against Senegal in the third-place play-off of the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Nigeria, Algeria to represent Africa at Rio 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=12/news=nigeria-first-african-side-to-reach-rio-2016-2743116.html

Nigeria became the first African side to book their ticket to the 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, after their CAF Africa U-23 Cup of Nations semi-final win against ten-man Senegal, while Algeria joined them shortly afterwards with a 2-0 victory over South Africa in the other semi-final.

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Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:05:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Three tickets to Rio up for grabs in Africa]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=11/news=friday-subbed-three-tickets-to-rio-up-for-grabs-in-africa-2735240.htmlEight teams kick off the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations this weekend with Nigeria and Egypt expected to lead the way to the Men's Olympic Football Tournament in Rio de Janeiro at next summer's Olympics.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Match schedule for Rio 2016 unveiled]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=match-schedule-for-rio-2016-unveiled-2709515.htmlTue, 10 Nov 2015 16:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Mexico crowned CONCACAF kings, USA made to wait]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=mexico-crowned-concacaf-kings-usa-made-to-wait-2711783.htmlIn a good week for Mexican football, El Tri's U-23 side triumphed in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying to book their place at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with Honduras joining them, while USA must wait for a second chance.

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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:30:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Honduras, Mexico book Rio 2016 tickets]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=10/news=honduras-book-rio-2016-ticket-2710688.htmlHonduras secured their place at next summer's Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 with a 2-0 win in the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship semi-finals over USA at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City and Mexico joined the Central American side after beating Canada by the same scoreline in the second semi-final.

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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:01:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Pressure on USA, Mexico's hopeful Olympians]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=9/news=pressure-on-usa-mexico-s-hopeful-olympians-2702693.htmlFIFA.com previews the upcoming Olympic qualifiers in the CONCACAF zone, where hosts USA have a point to prove and 2012 gold medalists Mexico aim for more of the same.

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:28:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Father's example guides history-maker Ericson ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=father-s-example-guides-history-maker-ericson-2667332.htmlFIFA.com about the tournament's aftermath, the prospect of Rio 2016 and the lessons he learned from his father, a two-time FIFA World Cup veteran.]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Kings and queens of the Pacific crowned]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=kings-and-queens-of-the-pacific-crowned-2666340.htmlMon, 20 Jul 2015 08:58:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Fiji fairytale continues with Rio ticket]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=7/news=fiji-fairytale-continues-with-rio-ticket-2663381.htmlSun, 12 Jul 2015 12:09:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Swede success for maiden champs]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=swede-success-for-maiden-champs-2654425.htmlSweden secured their first UEFA U-21 European Championship title with a penalty shootout victory in the final over Portugal as FIFA.com reviews the thrilling action from the Czech Republic with the finalists, Germany and Denmark all bound for Rio 2016.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:13:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[European foursome bound for Brazil]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=european-foursome-bound-for-brazil-2652963.htmlPortugal and Sweden finished first and second respectively in Group B at the UEFA European U-21 Championship on Wednesday, sealing the final two European spots bound for Brazil next summer to compete at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio de Janeiro 2016.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Denmark, Germany reach Rio 2016]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=6/news=denmark-germany-reach-rio-2016-2652704.htmlDenmark and Germany booked their tickets to the 2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament by emerging from Group A at the UEFA European U-21 Championships.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:36:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Hopefuls shine through to Asian finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=4/news=hopefuls-shine-through-to-asian-finals-2581159.htmlWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:12:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Olympic Football Tournaments to be played in six cities and seven stadiums]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=3/news=olympic-football-tournaments-to-be-played-in-six-cities-and-seven-stad-2565827.htmlMon, 16 Mar 2015 13:49:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=Release Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Hosts out to end Olympic jinx ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=3/news=hosts-out-to-end-olympic-jinx-2550583.htmlFIFA.com looks at Brazil's long and erstwhile fruitless search for an Olympic football crown, while Neymar explains why he's so keen to be involved in Rio 2016.]]>Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:10:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[The road to Rio de Janeiro 2016 ]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=3/news=the-road-to-rio-de-janeiro-2016-2555247.htmlFIFA.com explains when, where and how the other qualifying berths will be decided.]]>Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Argentina ready for Olympic return in Rio]]>http://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2015/m=2/news=argentina-ready-for-olympic-return-in-rio-2526222.htmlMon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men