Brazil to face Canada, France and Fiji in women’s rugby sevens at Tokyo Games

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a World Rugby (International Rugby Federation) The women’s and men’s group draws for the Rugby Sevens tournament for the Olympic Games in Tokyo-2020 were held this Monday. There are three brackets with four nations in both genders, and the Brazilian women’s team, known as Yaras, was in Group B along with Canada, France and Fiji. It is worth remembering that Brazil did not receive a classification among men.

The women’s team fell into a difficult group with the promise of great feelings. Canada was the bronze medalist at the Rio 2016 Games and is the only bracket without a country to debut at the Olympics. Yaras finished ninth in the domestic event and will need to advance to the quarter-finals in Tokyo to recover from that position.

France defeated all their opponents to qualify for Tokyo 2020 via repechage played in Monaco earlier this month. In turn, Brazil qualified thanks to a 28–15 victory over Colombia in the South American qualifier and, finally, Fiji defeated Papua New Guinea and qualified for Oceania.

“Today’s announcement (Monday) The road to Tokyo marks a very exciting stage. These will certainly be unique Olympic Games. Rugby Sevens is one of the priorities of World Rugby. And the game’s inclusion for the first time at Rio-2016 had a profound effect, attracting nearly 30 million new fans worldwide. “Tokyo will be a great place for teams to inspire the world with rugby’s core values ​​of solidarity, integrity and respect,” said Alan Gilpin, CEO of World Rugby.

Current Olympic champions Australia were placed in Group C along with the United States, China and hosts Japan. Group A was teamed with New Zealand, Great Britain, Kenya and the Russian Olympic Committee team.

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Among men, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and South Korea were in Group A. In Group B, Great Britain, Japan, Canada and Fiji, the current Olympic champions, were drawn. South Africa, Kenya, Ireland and the United States are part of Group C.

The nature of the dispute is the same as it was five years ago. Teams play within groups and the top eight teams advance to the knockout stage. The tournament will take place at the Tokyo Stadium from 26 to 31 July.

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