FFA Welcomes FIFA-Confederations Working Group Recommendation

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today welcomed news that a recommendation has been made to retain the original eligibility dates for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

The recommendation was made by the FIFA-Confederations working group, which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

FFA has been vocal in its view that the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games should shift to an under 24 format since it was confirmed that Tokyo 2020 will be held in 2021 due to the effects of COVID-19.

While the recommendation still needs to be ratified by FIFA, the endorsement by the FIFA-Confederations working group highlights their understanding of the will of participating member associations to keep the Olympic dreams of players born on or after 01.01.1997 alive.

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