Both women and men participate in the football competition at the Olympic games.
For the men, interested nations can submit one team of 23 players, 18 must be younger than 23, up to four can be older and the last two players are goalkeepers (one goalie can be older than 23). The teams are split into groups, and the winners and runners up of each group go on to the quarter final round. Four teams will continue onto to semi final round, and then two teams competeing in the gold medal final.
The Women's competiton is the same, except there are no age restrictions.