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FIFA Announces Football Schedule for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The international governing body of football (soccer), FIFA, released the fixtures list for the 2016 Olympic football competition on Tuesday, November 10th. Seven stadiums across Brazil will host matches, with the men’s and women’s finals taking place at the Maracanã and the opening match to be played at the Olympic Stadium, both in Rio.

A women’s group match will kick off proceedings at the new Olympic stadium which is part of the Maracanã venue in Zona Norte (North Zone) on August 3rd, two days before the Games . . .

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