Olympic soccer schedule 2021: Full dates, occasions, TV channels to observe males’s event in USA



A number of of the highest soccer-playing nations on the planet will probably be vying for gold on the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. Spain, Argentina, Brazil, France and Germany are the favorites within the males’s soccer event, which can award its prime prize on Saturday, Aug. 7.

However upsets are the norm within the males’s event the place groups are required to discipline a roster of gamers who’re 24 and youthful, besides for 3 gamers who may be older (this age cutoff is usually 23, nevertheless it was modified because the Olympics have been postponed by a 12 months). This rule was formally put in place in 1992 to distinguish the competitors from the lads’s World Cup within the wake of the IOC opening up Olympic participation to skilled athletes.

Whereas the likes of Spain and Brazil are nonetheless stacked with an Below-24 roster — Spain could have six gamers from its Euro 2021 semifinalist squad — some big-name contenders invariably received’t survive the group stage, the place a complete of 16 groups will probably be whittled right down to eight quarterfinalists. Single-elimination knockout rounds will take us by way of to the bronze and gold medal matches.

Host Japan will probably be hopeful of its probability to win a medal, whereas 2012 males’s soccer gold medalists Mexico might have one other memorable run in them. Honduras has a historical past of performing effectively on the Olympics, whereas Ivory Coast and Egypt could have desires of changing into the primary gold medal winners from Africa since Cameroon in 2000.

MORE: Full schedule for girls’s Olympic soccer

How one can watch Olympic soccer in USA

  • TV channels: NBCSN, USA Community, Olympic Channel
  • Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
  • Streams: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports activities app, Telemundo Deportes app, TelemundoDeportes.com

TV protection of choose matches from the lads’s soccer event will probably be carried by 5 channels within the NBC household of networks in English and Spanish (match-by-match listings beneath).

Each single soccer match in each males’s and ladies’s tournaments will probably be streamed on NBCOlympics.com (English), TelemundoDeportes.com (Spanish), the NBC Sports activities app and Telemundo Deportes app — all with person authentication (verification of cable/satellite tv for pc subscription).

Every channel within the NBC and Telemundo household of networks can also be out there on fuboTV (free 7-day trial): NBC, NBCSN, USA Community, CNBC, Olympic Channel, Golf Channel, Telemundo and Universo.

Olympic soccer schedule 2021

NOTE: All matches will probably be streamed within the USA on NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, NBC Sports activities app and the Telemundo Deportes app with person authentication.

Thursday, July 22 (Group Stage, Matchday 1)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group C: Egypt vs. Spain 3:30 am Olympic Channel, Universo fuboTV
Group A: Mexico vs. France 4 am USA Community, Telemundo fuboTV
Group B: New Zealand vs. South Korea 4 am NBCSN fuboTV
Group D: Ivory Coast vs. Saudi Arabia 4:30 am Olympic Channel (at 5:30 am) fuboTV
Group C: Argentina vs. Australia 6:30 am Olympic Channel, Universo fuboTV
Group B: Honduras vs. Romania 7 am Olympic Channel (at 8:30 am) fuboTV
Group A: Japan vs. South Africa 7 am NBCSN fuboTV
Group D: Brazil vs. Germany 7:30 am USA Community, Telemundo fuboTV

Sunday, July 25 (Group Stage, Matchday 2)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group C: Egypt vs. Argentina 3:30 am Telemundo fuboTV
Group A: France vs. South Africa 4 am N/A  
Group B: New Zealand vs. Honduras 4 am Universo fuboTV
Group D: Brazil vs. Ivory Coast 4:30 am NBCSN fuboTV
Group C: Australia vs. Spain 6:30 am NBCSN, Universo fuboTV
Group B: Romania vs. South Korea 7 am N/A  
Group A: Japan vs. Mexico 7 am Telemundo, NBCSN (at 8:30 am) fuboTV
Group D: Saudi Arabia vs. Germany 7:30 am N/A  

Wednesday, July 28 (Group Stage, Matchday 3)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Group D: Saudi Arabia vs. Brazil 4 am Universo fuboTV
Group D: Germany vs. Ivory Coast 4 am NBCSN fuboTV
Group B: Romania vs. New Zealand 4:30 am NBCSN fuboTV
Group B: South Korea vs. Honduras 4:30 am Telemundo fuboTV
Group C: Spain vs. Argentina 7 am Universo fuboTV
Group C: Australia vs. Egypt 7 am N/A  
Group A: France vs. Japan 7:30 am NBCSN fuboTV
Group A: South Africa vs. Mexico 7:30 am Telemundo fuboTV

Saturday, July 31 (Quarterfinals)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
QF #1: C1 vs. D2 4 am NBCSN fuboTV
QF #2: A1 vs. B2 5 am USA Community (in progress at 5:30 am) fuboTV
QF #3: D1 vs. C2 6 am TBD  
QF #4: B1 vs. A2 7 am USA Community fuboTV

Tuesday, August 3 (Semifinals)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Semi #1: Winner QF #4 vs. Winner QF #3 4 am NBCSN fuboTV
Semi #2: Winner QF #2 vs. Winner QF #1 7 am NBCSN fuboTV

Friday, August 6 (Bronze)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Loser Semi #1 vs. Loser Semi #2 7 am NBCSN fuboTV

Saturday, August 7 (Gold / Silver)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Winner Semi #1 vs. Winner Semi #2 7:30 am NBCSN fuboTV

Olympic males’s soccer event Format

The lads’s soccer event begins out with a gaggle section that eliminates half the sector of 16 groups. The remaining eight transfer on to the quarterfinals and the start of the knockout rounds.

Group Stage: The 16 groups are cut up into 4 teams labeled Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D. The highest two groups after round-robin group play robotically advance to the quarterfinals.

Right here’s how they advance: The group stage rewards groups with three factors for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. Groups are ranked on factors with the primary tiebreakers being (1) objective distinction and (2) targets scored in that order. If groups are nonetheless tied after the second tiebreaker, there are different predetermined standards to separate the groups.

Knockout Rounds: The highest two groups in every group (eight in whole) transfer on to a hard and fast bracket, single-elimination knockout spherical starting with the quarterfinals, semifinals and the medal matches.





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