At the end of next week they will start the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, we have had to wait one more year than expected, but after a long year of waiting we already have them here. And one of the first competitions to go on stage will be the football.
In fact, this discipline will even begin before the opening ceremony takes place. It is scheduled for July 23, that is, next Friday. However, the debut of the beautiful sport, in its men’s category, will be the Thursday July 22, one day before.
The match to be played first will be the one played by the Spanish team against Egypt. It is a party framed within the group C, in which they are also Argentina and Australia. The local starting time will be 4.30 p.m., and in the Iberian Peninsula at that time it will be 9.30 in the morning (2.30 in Mexico, 5.30 in Argentina).
The venue in which it will be played is the Sapporo Dome. Its capacity is 42,300 spectators, although as with all events at these Games, it will be behind closed doors. It is a stadium that hosted the World Cup in Korea and Japan 2002.
THURSDAY 22 JULY 2021, 9.30 am
Spain – Egypt