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For the first time at Olympic Games, women’s football final comes after men’s final match



There will be a departure from the past in the football events of the Olympic Games next year in Paris, France.

For the first time since women’s football started at Atlanta ‘96, the Olympic football will conclude with the final of the women’s tournament.

FIFA has also announced that in another first for the women’s event, there will be no double-headers at Paris 2024, with every game a standalone fixture.

In the past, two games were played on match days, with ticket holders having the opportunity of watching two matches.

Paris, the French capital and the host city of the Olympic Games will take centre stage, and host the final of both men and women’s events, the other matches will be spread across seven separate cities.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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