On Wednesday 21 April, FIFA hosted the Football Tournament draws for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020) in Zurich, Switzerland. Coach TAKAKURA Asako of the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women's National Team) and coach MORIYASU Hajime of the U-24 Japan National Team watched the live-stream at JFA House, as the groups were being determined.
16 men's teams and 12 women's teams were drawn into seven groups, with groups A through D being set for the men’s event, and E through G for the women’s event. For both men’s and women’s event, eight teams will advance to the knockout stage.
As the host nation, U-24 Japan National Team was positioned in A1, while the Nadeshiko Japan was drawn into E1, as the two coaches anxiously waited for the groups to shape up through each draw. .....
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