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The football event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil opens today.

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 The football event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil opens today.

The first group stages of the women's football tournament will feature Sweden versus South Africa, while the men's group stages start tomorrow, with a game between Iraq and Denmark.


All together; twelve women’s teams and sixteen men’s teams will spoil for football action in a total of fifty-eight matches all through the period of the games.


Nigeria’s men’s Olympic team is in Group B, together with Japan, Sweden and Colombia.


Meanwhile; the formal opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games will not happen until Friday.

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