Olympic Football Odds: See the full squads & betting for each of the 16 sides at the Olympics
The Euros may be behind us but there’s plenty for football fans to look forward to with the new domestic season less than a month away. Before then, there’s the Olympics to look forward to with the Men’s football tournament getting underway on Thursday July 22.
We’ve taken a look at the full squad’s of each of the 16 nations that will be competing at the Games along with their odds to win the Gold Medal along with their odds from bet365. It’s worth remembering that the competition is restricted to under-23 players, with the exception of three over-age players in each squad.
Spain - 2/1
Six members of Luis Enrique’s team that reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals are included in the Olympic squad, although it will be Luis de la Fuente who will take charge of the side in Japan. Spain are 2/1 favourites and it’s easy to see why with a spine consisting of Unai Simon, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Marco Ansesi, Pedri and Mikel Oyarzabal.
Goalkeepers: Alex Dominguez, Alvaro Fernandes, Unai Simon
Defenders: Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Jesus Vallejo, Juan Miranda, Oscar Mingueza, Oscar Gil
Midfielders: Pedri, Marco Asensio*, Dani Olmo, Bryan Gil, Mikel Merino*, Jon Moncayola, Martin Zubimendi, Dani Ceballos*.
Forwards: Mikel Oyarzabal, Rafa Mir, Javi Puado
Brazil - 11/4
Legendary full-back Dani Alves who now plays for Sao Paulo has been included as one of Brazil’s over-age players, but it’s their forwards who make them look strong in this tournament. With Premier League representation from Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli and Douglas Luiz. It’s hard to see the Gold Medal not going to one of the top two in the market with Brazil priced at 11/4.
Goalkeepers: Lucao, Santos*, Brenno
Defenders: Dani Alves*, Guilherme Arana, Gabriel Menino, Diego Carlos* Abner Vinicius, Bruno Fuchs, Nino, Ricardo Graca.
Midfielders: Douglas Luiz, Claudinho, Reinier, Douglas Augusto, Matheus Henrique, Bruno Guimaraes.
Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Richarlison, Paulinho, Matheus Cunha, Antony.
France - 5/1
Arsenal’s William Saliba and Manchester United target Eduardo Camavinga were both initially called up to the French squad for the Games but have both been removed after objections from their clubs. Everton left-back Niels Nkounkou is the only Premier League representative for Les Blues.
Goalkeepers: Paul Bernardoni, Stefan Bajic, Dimitry Bertaud.
Defenders: Melvin Bard, Anthony Caci, Ismael Doukoure, Pierre Kalulu, Clement Michelin, Timothee Pembele, Modibo Sagnan, Niels Nkounkou.
Midfielders: Alexis Beka Beka, Enzo Le Fee, Teji Savanier*, Florian Thauvin*, Lucas Tousart.
Forwards: Andre-Pierre Gignac*, Randal Kolo Muani, Arnaud Nordin, Isaac Lihadji, Nathaniel Mbuku.
Argentina - 8/1
Argentina have only included one over-age player in their squad with none of the 22 who recently won the Copa America being included. Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister makes the cut, with highly rated midfielder Thiago Almada of Velez Sarsfield also included and is one to watch out for.
Goalkeepers: Joaquin Blazquez, Lautaro Morales, Jeremias Ledesma*.
Defenders: Hernan de la Fuente, Marcelo Herrera, Nehuen Perez, Leonel Mosevich, Facundo Medina, Francisco Ortega, Claudio Bravo.
Midfielders: Fausto Vera, Santiago Colombatto, Tomas Belmonte, Martin Payero, Thiago Almada, Esequiel Barco.
Forwards: Carlos Valenzuela, Pedro de la Vega, Alexis Mac Allister, Agustin Urzi, Adolfo Gaich, Ezequiel Ponce.
Japan - 8/1
Hosts Japan are 8/1 to win the tournament with a squad that includes former Southampton defender Maya Yoshida. Takefusa Kubo signed for Real Madrid two years ago and has been out on loan since but looks the star name in this squad.
Goalkeepers: Keisuke Osaka, Kosei Tani, Zion Suzuki.
Defenders: Hiroki Sakai*, Yuta Nakayama, Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida*, Reo Hatate, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Daiki Hashioka, Ayumu Seko, Koki Machida.
Midfielders: Wataru Endo*, Takefusa Kubo, Koji Miyoshi, Ritsu Doan, Kaoru Mitoma, Yuki Soma, Ao Tanaka.
Forwards: Daizen Maeda, Ayase Ueda, Daichi Hayashi.
Germany - 9/1
Maximillian Arnold of Wolfsburg has been named as one of Germany’s over-age players,with all but one of the squad playing their league football on home soil. The Germans can be backed at 9/1 to win the Gold medal for the first time since 1976 in Montreal.
Goalkeepers: Svend Brodersen, Florian Muller, Luca Plogmann.
Defenders: Benjamin Henrichs, Amos Pieper, David Raum, Jordan Torunarigha, Felix Uduokhai, Joshua Vagnoman.
Midfielders: Nadiem Amiri*, Maximilian Arnold*, Niklas Dorsch, Ismail Jakobs, Eduard Lowen, Arne Maier, Anton Stach.
Forwards: Max Kruse*, Marco Richter, Cedric Teuchert.
South Korea - 16/1
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min has not been included as one of South Korea’s despite expressing his desire to play at the Games and his club allowing him to go. Valencia’s 20-year-old Lee Kang-in will take Son’s place with South Korea priced at 16/1.
Goalkeepers: Song Bum-keun, Ahn Joon-soo, An Chan-gi.
Defenders: Lee You-hyeon, Jeong Tae-wook, Kim Jae-woo, Kim Jin-ya, Seol Young-woo, Kim Min-jae*, Kang Yoon-sung, Lee Sang-min.
Midfielders: Jeong Seung-won, Kim Dong-hyun, Lee Dong-gyeong, Won Du-jae, Lee Kang-in, Kim Jin-kyu.
Forwards: Lee Dong-jun, Um Won-sang, Song Min-kyu, Kwon Chang-hoon*, Hwang Ui-jo*.
The familiar case of clubs blocking their players from going to the tournament is the case once again here with Romania, as Rangers did not allow Ianis Hagi to travel to Japan for the Games. Romania find themselves the eight biggest priced team at the tournament at 40/1.
Goalkeepers: Mihai Aioani, Mihai Popa, Stefan Tarnovanu.
Defenders: Radu Boboc, Andrei Chindris, Virgil Ghita, Ricardo Grigore, Alex Pascanu, Andrei Ratiu, Florin Stefan*.
Midfielders: Tudor Baluta, Andrei Ciobanu, Alex Dobre, Marco Dulca, Ion Gheorghe, Valentin Gheorghe, Marius Marin, Eduard Florescu, Antonio Sefer.
Forwards: George Ganea, Andrei Sintean.
Mexico - 50/1
Goalkeeper Guilermo Ochoa was part of the Mexico Olympic team all the way back in 2004 and has been to four World Cup’s with his country who can be backed at 50/1 this summer.
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa*, Sebastian Jurado, Luis Malagon.
Defenders: Cesar Montes, Johan Vasquez, Jesus Alberto Angulo, Jorge Sanchez, Vladimir Lorona, Adrian Mora, Luis Romo*.
Midfielders: Diego Lainez, Sebastian Cordova, Carlos Rodriguez, Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Joaquin Esquivel, Fernando Beltran, Erick Aguirre, Jesus Ricardo Angulo.
Forwards: Henry Martin*, Alexis Vega, Eduardo Aguirre.
Egypt - 100/1
We are now into the three-figure prices with Egypt coming in at 100/1. Mohamed Salah was denied the chance to represent his country by Liverpool along with Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal. Former West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi does make the squad as one of two over-age players.
Goalkeepers: Mohamed El Shenawy*, Mohamed Sobhy, Mahmoud Gad.
Defenders: Ahmed Hegazi*, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel Salam, Osama Galal, Ahmed Ramadan, Karim El-Eraky, Karim Fouad, Ahmed Abou El Fotouh.
Midfielders: Akram Tawfik, Amar Hamdy, Nasser Maher, Emam Ashour.
Forwards: Ramadan Sobhi, Ibrahim Adel, Abdel Rahman Magdy, Taher Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Nasser Mansi, Ahmed Yasser.
Honduras - 100/1
There are no Premier League players who feature in the Honduras squad, with this their fourth consecutive time that they have reached the Olympic tournament.
Goalkeepers: Alex Guity, Michael Perrelo, Bryan Ramos.
Defenders: Denil Maldonado, Wesley Decas, Carlos Melendez, Cristopher Melendez, Jose Garcia, Elvin Oliva.
Midfielders: Jonathan Nunez, Jose Alejandro Reyes, Edwin Rodriguez, Samuel Elvir, Carlos Pineda, Jorge Alvarez.
Forwards: Jorge Benguche*, Rigoberto Rivas, Brayan Moya*, Jose Pinto, Luis Palma, Juan Obregon Jr, Douglas Martinez.
Ivory Coast 100/1
This summer will provide a great opportunity for Manchester United’s Amad Diallo to showcase his talents for the Ivory Coast. Diallo’s teammate Eric Bailey also features in the squad as one of the overseas players for Ivory Coast along with Franck Kessie of AC Milan.
Goalkeepers: Eliezer Ira Tape, Maxime Nagoli Oupoh, Nicolas Tie.
Defenders: Kouao Koffi, Zie Ouattara, Wilfried Singo, Eric Bailly*, Kouadio-Yves Dalila, Ismael Diallo, Silas Gnaka.
Midfielders: Eboue Kouassi, Idrissa Doumbia, Franck Kessie*, Amad Diallo,Max Gradel*, Youssouf Dao.
Forwards: Chieck Timite, Christiane Kouame, Vakoun Issouf Bayo, Mory Keita, Kader Keita, Aboubacar Doumbia.
New Zealand - 100/1
Another side who can be found at 100/1 in the market is New Zealand. The Kiwi’s have two Premier League representatives in Winston Reid of West Ham and Chris Wood of Burnley, both of which have been included as part of their three over-age squad members. Bayern Munich’s Sarpreet Singh has been left out in order to help gain a loan move this summer.
Goalkeepers: Michael Woud, Jamie Searle, Alex Paulsen.
Defenders: Michael Boxall*, Liberato Cacace, Callan Elliot, Dane Ingram, Nando Pijnaker, Winston Reid*, George Stanger.
Midfielders: Joe Bell, Clayton Lewis, Marko Stamenic, Gianni Stensness, Ben Old, Sam Sutton.
Forwards: Joey Champness, Elijah Just, Callum McCowatt, Ben Waine, Chris Wood*, Matt Garbett.
Australia - 150/1
Oceania rivals Australia come next in the betting at 150/1 and they’ve included Manchester City's 22-year-old Daniel Azani in their squad. The attacker has been out on loan since 2018 and is the youngest player to ever feature at a World Cup for Australia.
Goalkeepers: Tom Glover, Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Jordan Holmes.
Defenders: Nathaniel Atkinson, Thomas Deng, Joel King, Kye Rowles, Harry Souttar, Jay Rich-Baghuelou.
Midfielders: Keanu Baccus, Denis Genreau, Riley McGree, Connor Metcalfe, Dylan Pierias, Caleb Watts, Cameron Devlin, Marco Tillo.
Forwards: Daniel Arzani, Nicholas D'Agostino, Mitchell Duke*, Reno Piscopo, Lachlan Wales.
Saudi Arabia - 250/1
There are no representatives from the Premier League in Saudi Arabia's squad for the Olympics with all three over-age players having played in the last World Cup. 250/1 is on offer for those who think Saudi Arabia can cause a major upset.
Goalkeepers: Zaid Al-Bawardi, Mohammed Al Rubaie, Amin Bukhari.
Defenders: Saud Abdulhamid, Abdulelah Al-Amri, Khalifah Al-Dawsari, Yasser Al-Shahrani*, Hamad Al-Yami, Abdullah Hassoun, Abdulbasit Hindi.
Midfielders: Turki Al-Ammar, Salem Al-Dawsari*, Salman Al-Faraj*, Khalid Al-Ghannam, Ali Al-Hassan, Ayman Al-Khulaif, Sami Al-Najei, Nasser Al-Omran, Mukhtar Ali, Abdulrahman Ghareeb, Ayman Yahya.
Forwards: Abdullah Al-Hamdan.
South Africa - 250/1
Rounding off the betting at 250/1 are South Africa who provisionally named a huge 78-man squad. Percy Tau of Brighton and Southampton’s Khanya Leshabela had originally been named but will not be appearing in Tokyo.
Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams*, Mondli Moto, Sifiso Mlungwana.
Defenders: James Monyane, Katlego Mohamme, Luke Fleurs, Thendo Mukumela, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Tercious Malepe.
Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena, Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Thabo Cele, Fagrie Lakay, Sipho Mbule, Goodman Mosele.
Forwards: Evidence Makgopa, Luther Singh, Lyle Foster, Kobamelo Kodisang.