RIO 2016 OLYMPIC FOOTBALL
The draw for the football event of the Rio Olympics will be staged in Brazil today with Nigeria in Pot 2, which could see the Dream Team VI draw the likes of Brazil (Pot 1), Portugal (Pot 3) and Colombia (Pot 4).
The draw will begin at 2.30 pm tomorrow at the famous Maracana Stadium.
Nigeria is the reigning Under-23 African champions and based on the Dream Team’s exploits at the Olympics where they emerged champions in Atlanta ’96 and were beaten in the gold medal final by Argentina at Beijing 2008, they have been seeded in Pot 2.
They are fifth highest rated team at this tournament based on their performances at the last five tournaments added to the fact that they will be in Rio as African champions.
Africa’s other representatives are in lower pots – South Africa Pot 3 and Algeria 4.