Soccer at the 2020 Tokyo Games will feature a 16-team men’s tournament and a 12-team women’s tournament.
In each event, teams are divided into groups for a preliminary round-robin phase to determine who advances to the medal-round knockout stage. Semifinal winners play to determine gold and silver, while the semifinal losers play for bronze.
A team may have a maximum of 18 players on its Olympic roster. Each men’s team may have up to three players aged 23 or older. There are no age restrictions for the women.
Team USA has won four of the six women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, most recently at the 2012 London Games, where the Americans beat upcoming host Japan in the final. The U.S. and Japan also met in the 2011 and 2015 Women’s World Cup finals, Japan winning the former and Team USA the latter.