There’s no soccer action on Friday at the Olympics, but the women and men will return to action on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with the second round of group matches.
The most recent matches were played by the men, who opened their Olympic soccer tournament to the tune of a couple of major upsets on Thursday. The key stories of that matchday follow below:
Brazil knock off Germany: In the big match of the round, Brazil won 4-2 behind a 29-minute Richarlison hat trick. Germany mounted a comeback from 3-0 down to make it 3-2 late, but fell short.
Argentina lose: The Albiceleste conceded in the 14th minute to Australia and then went down to 10 men just before halftime en route to a 2-0 loss. A Marco Tilio goal 10 minutes from time sealed it for the Aussies.
Mexico thump France: Four different players scored second-half goals for El Tri in a convincing victory over France, which could only muster a penalty-kick goal by Andre-Pierre Gignac.
Spain held scoreless: Dani Ceballos hit the woodwork and Rafa Mir missed a big chance as Egypt shut out favorites Spain 0-0.
Here’s the full Thursday slate of results with links to highlights. Check out the complete men’s group standings and the updated top scorer list . The second day of group matches in the women’s tournament returns on Saturday (schedule below).
Thursday, July 22 (Men – Group Matchday 1)
Saturday, July 24 (Women – Group Matchday 2)
|Match||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Group E: Chile vs. Canada||3:30 a.m.||Telemundo||fuboTV|
|Group F: China vs. Zambia||4 a.m.||N/A|
|Group G: Sweden vs. Australia||4:30 a.m.||NBCSN||fuboTV|
|Group E: Japan vs. Great Britain||6:30 a.m.||N/A|
|Group F: Netherlands vs. Brazil||7 a.m.||Universo||fuboTV|
|Group G: New Zealand vs. USA||7:30 a.m.||NBCSN, Telemundo||fuboTV|
How to watch Olympic soccer in USA & Canada
- TV channels (USA): NBCSN, USA Network, Olympic Channel
- Spanish-language TV (USA): Telemundo, Universo
- Streams (USA): fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes app, TelemundoDeportes.com
- TV channels (Canada): CBC, TSN, Sportsnet
- Spanish-language TV (Canada): Telelatino
- Streams (Canada): CBC Gem, CBC.ca, CBC Olympics app
USA: TV coverage of select matches from both the men’s and women’s soccer tournaments will be carried by five channels from the NBC family of networks, in English and Spanish. Every soccer match from both events will be streamed on NBCOlympics.com (English), TelemundoDeportes.com (Spanish), the NBC Sports app and Telemundo Deportes app with user authentication (verification of cable/satellite subscription).
The NBC and Telemundo families of TV networks are also available on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) : NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, CNBC, Olympic Channel, Golf Channel, Telemundo and Universo.
Canada: Coverage of the Olympics in Canada will be offered by CBC and its partners TSN and Sportsnet via a multitude of platforms. Olympic events will be streamed for free via the CBC Gem streaming service, CBC’s dedicated Tokyo 2020 website , and the CBC Olympics app. Specifically for soccer, Telelatino (TLN) will carry men’s and women’s football coverage and daily recaps.