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JO 2012
« on: July 22, 2010, 01:31:58 PM »
As pointed somewhere else by Samuel :

The FIFA Executive Committee held a two-day meeting in Johannesburg chaired by FIFA President Blatter on 6 and 7 June 2010. The executive received reports on the preparations for the upcoming 60th FIFA Congress and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, and expressed their satisfaction and anticipation with just days to go before the start of the first World Cup on African soil.

The Executive Committee decided to approve the change of date for the preliminary draw of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, which will be held six months earlier than in the past, in order to allow the confederations to begin their qualifying competitions in good time. The draw will be held in July-August 2011 with the exact date subject to confirmation.

Regarding the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™, the executive decided to formally approve the principle of co-hosting for this process, since the joint bids of Belgium/Holland and Spain/Portugal have been presented with only one Local Organising Committee in each case.

Following changes in the government of Brunei Darussalam which provide a measure of hope that the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) could be re-registered, the executive agreed to recommend to the FIFA Congress the suspension of the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (BAFA) instead of an expulsion as previously envisaged, and to request the Congress to give the FIFA Executive Committee the competence to temporarily lift the suspension of the BAFA until the 2011 FIFA Congress if the BAFA is re-registered.

Finally, the following decisions were taken by the Executive Committee during the meeting:

    * to approve the slot allocation for the 2012 Olympic Football Tournaments in London. For the men’s tournament, AFC will have 3.5 slots, CAF 3.5, CONCACAF 2, CONMEBOL 2, OFC 1 and UEFA 4 (including the host). For the women’s tournament, AFC will have 2 slots, CAF 2, CONCACAF 2, CONMEBOL 2, OFC 1 and UEFA 3 (including the host)
    * to confirm the replacement of the Cuba boys’ team with the Haiti boys’ team for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Singapore 2010. The Cuban football team was withdrawn by its Olympic Committee as the YOG regulations do not allow one country to compete in more than one team competition, and the Cuban boys’ volleyball team also qualified for the event
    * to approve the inclusion of a new Annexe in the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players relating to the implementation of the Transfer Matching System (TMS)
    * to approve the request from Football Federation Australia (FFA) and New Zealand Football (NZF) to allow the club Wellington Phoenix FC to play in the Australian National A-League for a further five-year period after 2011

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/bodies/media/newsid=1230490.html

25% of the slots for UEFA. With England representing GBR that leaves 2 slots for UEFA available. European teams might need to go far away in the 2011WC.

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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 06:07:42 PM »
Compared with the OG 2008 this means:

AFC 3 becomes 2
CAF 1 becomes 2
UEFA (3), Concacaf (2), Conmebol (2) and OFC (1) became the same amount of slots

In China 2008 UEFA representatives were Germany and Norway (due to their results at WWC 2007) and
Sweden after a OG play-off against Denmark.

In London 2012 it will be England + two best UEFA representatives at the WWC 2011 in Germany


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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 06:22:26 PM »
Compared with the OG 2008 this means:

AFC 3 becomes 2
CAF 1 becomes 2
UEFA (3), Concacaf (2), Conmebol (2) and OFC (1) became the same amount of slots


CAF and CONMEBOL actually had a half-spot each - Brazil beat Ghana 5-1 in the play-off.

How they deserve to get an extra spot after Nigeria and Argentina lost all three games at 2008 is beyond me. FIFA  >:(

Also, I think it's not entirely fair to include the host spot in the Olympics. It's not at all related to the quality of teams (GB will have a handball team at the Olympics...they'll lose every game by about thirty goals)
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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 06:44:21 PM »
Thanks Samuel for the correct slots at the OG 2008, I have overlooked that!

And yes you are also right to question the FIFA decision to "promote" CAF and Conmebol from 1,5 to 2

But what do you think will happen with the WWC 2015? from 16 countries to 24 countries!

At the WWC 2011
UEFA 5,5 (inclusive Germany)
Concacaf 2,5
AFC 3
CAF 2
Conmebol 2
OFC 1

At the WWC 2015 (in Canada?) my guess:
UEFA 6
Concacaf 4
AFC 5
CAF 4
Conmebol 4
OFC 1

And in 2019 from 24 countries to 32 countries
UEFA 9
Concaf 5
AFC 7
CAF 5
Conmebol 5
OFC 1
 

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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 07:04:54 PM »
At the WWC 2015 (in Canada?) my guess:
UEFA 6
Concacaf 4
AFC 5
CAF 4
Conmebol 4
OFC 1
 

That'd really be depressing...I'd bank on a Maes-less Belgium beating the 4th best team in Conmebol, probably in Concacaf and CAF too. And they're 20th in Europe. Admittedly Colombia did well at the U-20 cup, but it's rarely that predictive and they would be the third qualifier anyway.

Here's my guess, as of last year.
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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 04:42:15 PM »
The ticket price have been unveiled ( Women football)

Coventry
Preliminary 20-40£
1/4 final 20-50£

Hampden park
Preliminary 20-40£
1/4 final 20-50£

Millenium Stadium
Preliminary 20-40£
1/4 final 20-50£
Bronze 30-75£

Old Trafford
Preliminary 20-40£
Semi-final 20-50£

St James' Park
Preliminary 20-40£
1/4 final 20-50£

Wembley
Preliminary 20-60£
1/2 final 20-60£
Final 30-45-65-95-125£ !!!
yeah right 65 to 125£ for the women's final no chance of filling it up >:(

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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 04:01:38 PM »
Dunno actually, they might well sell. Olympic ticket prices are a beast of their own...even things like rowing and archery get crowds despite the tickets being rather expensive.

Unless it's in the Olympic Stadium which seats 80,000 people.
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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 08:21:36 AM »
Well Kelly Smith tweeted that the final at Wembley is nearly sold out. I find it an incredible achievement. Of course, there are many corporate/sponsors tickets included etc but it is clearly a very good sign of women's football growing popularity.

The Concacaf qualifiers are reaching the critical stage. Canada or Mexico and USA or Costa Rica will be in London this summer.
Those teams will join Japan, North Korea, Cameroon, South Africa, France, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia and GBR plus the OFC team ie New Zealand of course.

The draw is scheduled for Tuesday the 24th of April at Wembley Stadium.
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Sold out games
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 04:19:53 PM »
Demand for Olympic football tickets slows online system to crawl

• Men's and women's finals and semi-finals now sold out
• Final batch of Olympic tickets up for grabs in April

The London 2012 organisers were again forced to defend their ticketing process on Tuesday, as potential buyers rushing to get their hands on tickets for the Olympic football finals slowed the online system to a crawl.

Around 1.5m remaining football tickets went on sale on Tuesday for six venues around the country, with particularly heavy demand for the men's and women's finals at Wembley. By lunchtime, the finals and semi-finals at Wembley and the men's quarter-final, also at Wembley, had sold out.

A spokesman for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) said the high demand had caused a "bottleneck" in the system.

"Ticketmaster invoked a queueing system to manage the process better and although the system was slow for some people transactions were going through," said the spokesman, who added that "tens of thousands" of tickets had been sold on the first day of sale.

A similar bottleneck happened when the first batch of first come, first served tickets went on sale in June. As then, there were reports of error messages that left purchasers unsure whether they had been successful in buying tickets.

Football was the only sport not to sell out when the first batch of 6.6m tickets went on sale earlier this year, although a total of 800,000 tickets were sold. Organisers have accepted the sport will present their biggest challenge in ensuring all 8.8m tickets for the Olympics sell out, with games at Hampden Park selling particularly slowly in the first batch of sales.

"There is some extraordinary young British talent coming through which we can look forward to seeing," said the Locog chairman, Lord Coe, who visited St James' Park to promote the ticket sale. "It will not just be British talent either – I remember watching the Olympic final in 2004 and Carlos Tevez was playing for Argentina, then Lionel Messi played in 2008."

The men's tournament is for players aged under 23, though each squad is permitted three overage players, while the women's tournament is for players of any age. David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Joe Cole have been mooted as potential overage squad members, but Coe said the final decision would be down to the coach, Stuart Pearce.

"That's all part of the process – having these pub conversations about who you would put in the team, but that is for Stuart Pearce to decide," he said.

Coe confirmed that due to Olympics sponsorship rules London 2012 will have to call the Newcastle stadium St James' Park, rather than the new title of the Sports Direct Arena, and Coventry's ground will not be called the Ricoh Arena. "St James' Park is known around the United Kingdom, and around the world, as a football stadium," he said.

On Friday, the remaining 1m Paralympic tickets will go on sale on a first come, first served basis. The final batch of Olympics tickets, freed up once the final venue configuration has been decided, will go on sale in April next year with around 1.2m expected to be on offer across all sports and sessions.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/nov/29/olympic-football-tickets-2012
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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 09:52:02 AM »
The draw happens at 1100 today :

Team GB E1 Japan F1 and USA G1 already seeded therefore know where they will play.

The pots for the women's draw will be:
Pot 1: Great Britain, France and Sweden
Pot 2: Cameroon, South Africa, and Colombia
Pot 3: Japan, Korea DPR, and New Zealand
Pot 4: USA, Canada, and Brazil
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 02:23:30 PM »
The final countdown to the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 began at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday as the draw for the group phases of both competitions was held.

Three months and a day before the action gets under way, the venue for both finals provided a suitably imposing setting for the event, which determined the path the teams must take if they are to claim gold.

Former England centre-forward Gary Lineker hosted the ceremony, held in the Bobby Moore Room, while legendary Brazilian goal machine Ronaldo and pop singer Melanie C stepped up on stage to help pull the names out of the hats. Also lending their assistance as the fate of the qualifying nations was revealed were ex-Wales international Robbie Savage, former Scotland forward Kevin Gallacher and England’s national women’s team striker Kelly Smith.

In the women’s competition, reigning world champions Japan will take on Canada in their opening game, while defending Olympic champions USA were pitched against France to start the tournament.

The hosts will face Senegal and New Zealand in the men’s and women’s opening games respectively.

Following the draw Men's Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce said: "Uruguay will be tough but I wouldn't dismiss anyone. The addition of three overage players can contribute to a really strong side. It will be tough, tournament football always is. Everyone in the squad will have star quality but I'll pick the squad on merit."

His Women's counterpart Hope Powell was similarly focused on a South American match-up. "Brazil will be a great game at Wembley, they are always there or thereabouts in major tournaments. Now it is down to our preparations. We have every chance of progressing but we can't take it lightly. We played New Zealand in the World Cup last year and it was a very tough encounter. Cameroon are an unknown quantity."

Powell was also optimistic about the wider reaching impact of the tournament. "This gives us a great opportunity to showcase out sport, we open the Olympics and hopefully we can encourage more females to get into the sport."
Brazil will be a great game at Wembley, they are always there or thereabouts in major tournaments.
Hope Powell, Great Britain Women's coach

Switzerland coach Pierluigi Tami was cautious after seeing his side drawn in Group B. He said: "It's not an easy group. We will face three strong teams who reflect the football values of their country. On the paper Mexico is the strongest team. Korea Republic and Gabon are two teams which are physically very strong and fast."

"All three opponents have qualified as the first team of their continent. That's a sign of their quality. "We want to qualify for the quarter-final. It is something unique to take part in the Olympics. We want to enjoy that feeling as long as possible."

The groups

Men’s Olympic Football Tournament
Group A: Great Britain, Senegal, UAE, Uruguay
Group B: Mexico, Korea Republic, Gabon, Switzerland
Group C: Brazil, Egypt, Belarus, New Zealand
Group D: Spain, Japan, Honduras, Morocco

Women’s Olympic Football Tournament
Group E: Great Britain, New Zealand, Cameroon, Brazil
Group F: Japan, Canada, Sweden, South Africa
Group G: USA, France, Colombia, Korea DPR


Men’s Groups
Group A
Great Britain enter the games as hosts, appearing for the first time since Rome 1960, and won three of the first four instalments of the tournament. Senegal are making their first appearance at the games, having negotiated their way through last night’s play-off game in Coventry against Oman, winning 2-0. UAE are making their debut in the tournament, being the only unseeded AFC team to make it through the qualifying tournament the games, making it out of a tough group containing Australia, Iraq and Uzbekistan. Uruguay are making their first appearance at the games since the dominance back in the 1920s, where the side won gold at both Paris 1924 and Amsterdam 1928.

Group B
Mexico are making their ninth appearance at the games, coming in as the winners of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament, but no team from the region has won a medal in over 100 years. Korea Republic are the recent stalwarts of the competition, having appeared in the last seven competitions (since Seoul hosted the games in 1988) but only reached knockout stages once – in Athens 2004. Gabon are making their debut in the tournament, but come into the games as the winner of the CAF qualifying tournament. Switzerland make their first appearance at the Olympics for over 80 years, after impressing many to finish second in the UEFA European U-21 Football Championships.

Group C
Brazil triumphed at the 2011 South American Youth Championship to make their way to the games, with an Olympic gold the only major football tournament the nation has yet to win, claiming two silver and two bronze medals in the last 30 years. Egypt are the African team who have qualified the most times for the games (11), but this will be their first appearance in 20 years and are yet to claim a medal. Belarus make their first appearance at the games. They were the surprise package at the UEFA European U-21 Football Championships qualifying from their group by the tightest of margins before going on to beat the Czech Republic in the Olympic play-off. New Zealand make their second successive appearance, having never qualified for a tournament before Beijing 2008.

Group D
Spain come into the tournament as winners of the UEFA European U-21 Football Championships and are the most successful European side of the last 30 years, winning gold at Barcelona 1992 and silver eight years later. Japan have appeared in the last five tournaments and are Asia’s only ever medal winners, claiming bronze at Mexico 1968. They are also Asia’s joint most successful qualifiers. Honduras are appearing in their second successive tournament and third overall – all coming since the turn of the millennium. Morocco are now Africa’s second most successful side in Olympic qualifying (seven), overtaking former gold medal winners Cameroon and Nigeria with this summer’s appearance.


Women’s Groups
Group E
Great Britain arrive as hosts, making their first appearance in the tournament and as a women’s team full stop. New Zealand make their second appearance at the games, finishing tenth in Beijing 2008, having beaten Papua New Guniea to make it to this year’s games. Cameroon make their debut appearance at the games, having seen off tournament regulars Nigeria on penalties in the CAF Women’s Pre-Olympic tournament. Brazil come into the tournament after two successive silver medal finishes, having made it to the final four in every tournament so far, with Marta leading them to victory in the South American Women’s Football Championship and qualification this time around.

Group F
Japan come into the tournament as FIFA Women’s World Cup winners, after having a fantastic 2011, and narrowly missed out on the bronze medal at the last tournament’s instalment. Canada make their second trip to the games, following an eighth place finish at Beijing 2008, having finished second to the USA in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament – where captain Christine Sinclair top scored with nine goals. Sweden have appeared at every edition of the women’s tournament, reaching the bronze medal match in Athens 2004, and reach London 2012 having finished third at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011. South Africa make their debut at the tournament after seeing off Ethiopia in their final game of the CAF Women’s Pre-Olympic tournament.

Group G
In five instalments of the competition so far the USA have been in every final, only losing once – to Norway at Sydney 2000, and reach this year’s games after triumphing at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. France make it to their first Olympic games having finished fourth at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup as the second highest finishing European side. Colombia also are taking part in their first games, having finished as runners-up to Brazil in the South American Women’s Football Championship. Korea DPR made their deput at Beijing 2008, where they finished ninth, before finishing second in the Women Asian’s Qualifiers to make it to London 2012.

http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/news/newsid=1619744/index.html

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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 10:33:51 AM »
Volvo Winners Cup in Sweden between Sweden, Japan and USA

Kommande matcher
Tid   Match   Arena
2012-06-16 16:00   Sverige – USA   Örjans Vall
2012-06-18 13:00   Japan – USA   Örjans Vall
2012-06-20 19:15   Sverige – Japan   Gamla Ullevi

link: http://svenskfotboll.se/landslag/damer/3-nationsturnering/

link: http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Womens-National-Team/2012/06/Universal-Sports-Network-to-Broadcast-WNT-Games-vs-Sweden-and-Japan.aspx

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London 2012: 50,000 free tickets for Olympic football at Hampden
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2012, 04:39:30 PM »
Young Scots have a chance to apply for 50,000 free tickets for eight Olympic football matches at Hampden.

The tickets will go to sports clubs, charities and youth projects via the London 2012 Ticketshare scheme, which is funded through hospitality packages.

The three men's games involve Honduras, Morocco, Japan and World Cup holders Spain. The five women's games involve USA, France, Colombia and Korea DPR.

The matches will be played from 25 July to 3 August.

The Ticketshare allocation was announced by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to Hampden Stadium.

She said: "This is an exceptional opportunity for children and young people in Scotland to be part of the whole Olympic experience and to encourage their participation in sport.

"These matches will have a unique Olympics atmosphere, and provide the ideal family day out, with world class matches, including the reigning Euro 2012 champions Spain.

"It's a fantastic chance to promote Scotland to a global audience - every country playing at Hampden will be made to feel enormously welcome."

The first games to be played at Hampden will include

    the women's preliminaries on 25 July - USA v France will kick off at 17:00, followed by Colombia v Korea DPR at 19:45
    on 26 July there will be two men's preliminaries - Honduras v Morocco will kick off at 12:00, followed by Spain v Japan at 14:45
    two more women's preliminaries will be held on 28 July - USA v Colombia will kick off at 17:00, followed by France v Korea at 19:45
    the final men's preliminary to be held at Hampden will be on 1 August, where Egypt v Belarus will kick off at 14:30
    the last Olympic football match to be played at Hampden - the women's quarter final - will take place on 3 August at 12:00. The winner of Group F will play the runner-up of Group G.

Tickets for all of the matches are still available for purchase.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18782739

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2012, 03:38:31 PM »
Anyone see Brazil's match on tv last night...............?..great 2nd goal for Brazil but was eclipsed by the goal celebration.... ;D

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Re: London 2012: 50,000 free tickets for Olympic football at Hampden
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2012, 01:23:12 PM »
Young Scots have a chance to apply for 50,000 free tickets for eight Olympic football matches at Hampden.
A good idea given the empty seats at the first matches.
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Canada v France - Olympic Bronze match 2012
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2012, 11:46:30 AM »
anyone know the official attendance figure for this game..?

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2012, 02:21:59 PM »
Around 12k I have heard yesterday.

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Re: JO 2012
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2012, 02:46:53 PM »
thanks for that - the ground didnt look all that full on tv... :(

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2012, 04:17:17 PM »
yeah out of 32k it is not much sadly