Football

Female teams from Peru and Colombia face off in a match prior to Lima 2019.
Fútbol

Football

Estadio San Marcos
AV. VENEZUELA 3450 – 3452 , CERCADO DE LIMA
 
men events
women events
8-team tournament 8-team tournament

 

men events
8-team tournament
 
women events
8-team tournament
 

 

Peruvian football player facing off Chilean footballer
Sport review

Eight teams will compete in both men’s and women’s football in Lima 2019. Men’s competition, played in all editions of the Games, provides the opportunity to see the best U-22 players from the Americas. Argentina is the medal leader, with six gold medals, while Mexico and Brazil have four each. In women’s competition, part of the sports program of the Pan American Games since 1999. Brazil is the medal leader with three gold medals. The eight teams participating in the women’s and men’s competitions will be divided into two groups of four teams each. Each team will play a match against every team in its group (round robin). Three points will be awarded for a win, one point for a tie and no points for a loss. Teams in first and second place from each group will qualify to the semifinals. Teams that finish third in each group will play for fifth and sixth place. Teams that finish last in each group will play for seventh and eighth place. If, after 90 minutes, a match ends in a tie, two extra 15-minute periods will be played for the semifinal and final matches as well as the match for third and fourth place. If the tie persists after the extra time, penalty kicks shall be taken to determine the winner in accordance with FIFA regulations. The matches for the fifth and sixth place, as well as the seventh and eighth place, are different in case of tie. If, after 90 minutes, a match ends in a tie, no extra time is played but penalty kicks shall be taken directly to determine the winner. In Lima 2019, this sport will be held at the San Marcos Stadium.

Keywords

Caution or booking: Warning made by the referee over the course of a match. There are two kinds: Yellow and red card. The yellow card is used as a warning to the player when a serious offense has been committed. A second offense to the same player will result in a red card and the player
is dismissed from the game. The red card is used as a penalty card for very serious offenses, resulting in a dismissal.

Technical area: An area located next to the touch line and near each bench. It is marked with a dotted line and is reserved for the coach to convey tactical instructions.

Nutmeg or tunnel: To kick and push the ball between the opponent’s legs.

Bicycle kick: Acrobatic strike where a player kicks an airborne ball rearward in midair.

History

It is the most popular sport on earth. Different versions of football were played in ancient China, Greece and Rome thousands of years ago. Basic rules were created in England in 1863 which laid the foundations of current football.

Peruvian football player facing off Chilean footballer

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Venues
Estadio San Marcos
AV. VENEZUELA 3450 – 3452 , CERCADO DE LIMA
Capacity 22500
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