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The last opponent of the Ukrainian national football team at the group stage of the 2024 Olympics has been determined

ByИван Дунаев

May 3, 2024

 The last opponent of the Ukrainian national football team at the group stage of the 2024 Olympics has been determined

Ruslan Rotan's team will begin the tournament on July 24 with a match against the Iraqi national team.

It has been determined the last opponent of the Ukrainian national team in the group stage of the men's football tournament Olympics 2024 in Paris. It was the Iraq team.

According to the results of the draw, Ruslan Rotan’s team at the 2024 Olympic Games should play in Group B against Argentina, Morocco and the third team from The Asian confederation, which Iraq became.

In the bronze medal match of the 2024 Asian Cup (U-23), the Iraqi team defeated the Indonesian team in overtime (2:1).

Thus, Iraq will become the opponent of the Ukrainian team in the first match in national football history at the Olympic Games. The match between Ukraine and Iraq will take place on July 24 in Lyon.

On July 27 in Saint-Etienne, the “blue-yellows” will play against the Moroccan team in the second round, and the Ukrainians will complete the group round on July 30 with a match against Argentina in Lyon.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the playoffs of the Olympic tournament. In the quarterfinals, Ukrainians can meet one of the teams from Group A: France, New Zealand, the USA or the winner of the intercontinental playoff (Guinea vs. Uzbekistan).

According to the regulations, players who can take part in the Olympic football tournament born after January 1, 2001. Each team can include only three players over this age in the application of 18 football players.

The men's football tournament of the 2024 Olympic Games will take place from July 24 to August 9 in seven cities of France: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Nantes.

The current winner of the Olympics in men's football teams is Brazil, which defeated Spain (2:1) in the final at Tokyo 2020. This time, the Brazilians did not even qualify, taking third place in South America.

Recall that at the Youth Euro 2023, the Ukrainian team reached the semi-finals, thanks to which for the first time in history theymade it to the Olympic Games.

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