The Thrilling Quest for Women's Football Teams to Qualify for Paris 2024

Qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is the ultimate goal for women's football teams around the world. We will take an in-depth look at the intense battle for women's football teams to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics.


Women's football has been a part of the Olympic Games since 1996, when the event made its debut at the Atlanta Games, 96 years after the men's event was introduced. Since then, women's football has grown in popularity and prestige, with top players from around the world vying for a chance to represent their countries on the global stage. The Olympic tournament has become one of the most important and highly anticipated events in women's football, offering an opportunity for players to showcase their skills and compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals. 

In the inaugural edition in 1996, there were eight teams competing. In 2004, the tournament expanded to 10 teams and was split into three groups. The current format of 12 teams and three groups (with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage, along with the two best third-placed teams) was introduced in 2008, and has remained the same since then. The United States has been the most successful team in women's football at the Olympics having won four out of the 7 tournaments held so far, including three consecutive wins in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

The Paris 2024 women's Olympic football tournament will be hosted in several picturesque French cities, including Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Saint-√Čtienne

Qualified teams

With hosts France receiving automatic qualification, the remaining 11 teams in the Paris 2024 women's football tournament will qualify through regional championships or regional qualifying tournaments.

Hosts

France


Africa (2 teams)


Asia (2 teams)


Europe (2 teams)


North, Central America and Caribbean (2 teams)

United States

CONCACAF Play-off winner


Oceania (1 team)


South America (2 teams)

Brazil

Colombia



Qualification Pathways

2024 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2

Two teams from the 2024 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament will qualify for Paris 2024 and represent Africa.

2024 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2

Two teams from the 2024 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament will qualify for Paris 2024 and represent Asia.

Participants (Second Round)

For the Second Round of the AFC Qualifying Tournament (23-31 October 2023) the teams will be split into three groups of four with the best team from each group and the best 2nd placed team advancing to the third, and final, round of qualifying (27 November-6 December 2023).

Australia

China

Chinese Taipei

India

Iran

Japan

North Korea

Philippines

South Korea

Thailand

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

2024 UEFA Women's Nations League Finals 2

September 2023-February 2024. The top two eligible teams in the Nations League Finals (excluding France) will qualify for Paris 2024.

Participants (League A)

The teams participating in League A will be split into four groups of four with the top team in each group progressing to the UEFA Nations League Finals. The top two eligible teams (excluding France) will qualify for Paris 2024.

Austria

Belgium

Denmark

England

France

Germany

Iceland

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

Portugal

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Wales

2022 CONCACAF W Championship 1

4-18 July 2022. The champions of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship, the United States, qualified for Paris 2024 and will represent North, Central America and Caribbean.

Qualified for Paris 2024

United States

CONCACAF play-off 1

September 2023. The runners-up and the third placed team at the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship will play-off for the second qualification spot for Paris 2024 to represent North, Central America and Caribbean.

Participants

Canada

Jamaica

OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1

The winner of the 2023 OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament will qualify directly for Paris 2024 and represent Oceania. The dates, venue and list of participating teams for the tournament are yet to be decided.

2022 Copa America 2

8-30 July 2022. The top two teams from the 2022 Copa America qualified for Paris 2024 and will represent South America.

Qualified for Paris 2024

Brazil

Colombia

Full details: Qualification System - Games of the XXXIII Olympiad - Football

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