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YoungEagle wrote:


Why is the men’s Olympic tournament U23? Has the Olympic committee not seen the World Cup? Seems like a huge missed opportunity that have the major world soccer powers meet more often on the world stage.

I realise I’m probably not the first lackadaisical soccer fan to ask this, so thanks for your patience.

Clubs are far less willing (not willing at all?) to release players for the Olympics and therefore at U23 it reduces how many players that would likely make the roster won’t miss out. And in that regard the Olympics imho should really be U22 or U21.