Now the fun really begins in the men’s Olympic soccer tournament. The knockout round bracket is set and every region in the world is represented.

Brazil will look to make it two gold medals in a row when it begins the knockout rounds against Egypt. Should it survive that quarterfinal, Brazil would meet South Korea or Mexico in the semis.

The other side of the bracket sees the winner of the Spain vs. Ivory Coast quarterfinal as a potential medal candidate. Spain earned the label of pre-tournament favorite and it features several players from the senior Euro semifinalist squad, while the African side has already proven its mettle in group-stage draws against Germany and Brazil. But they will likely have to face host Japan in the semis to reach a gold-medal game.

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Beginning with the quarterfinals, if matches end in a tie after the 90 minutes of regulation, there will be 30 minutes of extra time that are played (two 15-minute periods). And if the deadlock is not resolved in extra time, a penalty-kick shootout will be used to determine the winner. The last gold medal match in 2016 between Brazil and Germany went to penalty kicks.


Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Sat, July 31 QF #1: Spain vs. Ivory Coast 4 a.m. NBCSN fuboTV
Sat, July 31 QF #2: Japan vs. New Zealand 5 a.m. USA Network (in progress at 5:30 a.m.) fuboTV
Sat, July 31 QF #3: Brazil vs. Egypt 6 a.m. TBD fuboTV
Sat, July 31 QF #4: South Korea vs. Mexico 7 a.m. USA Network fuboTV


Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Tue, Aug. 3 Semi #1: Winner QF #4 vs. Winner QF #3 4 a.m. NBCSN fuboTV
Tue, Aug. 3 Semi #2: Winner QF #2 vs. Winner QF #1 7 a.m. NBCSN fuboTV

Bronze-medal match

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Fri, Aug. 6 Semifinal losers 7 a.m. NBCSN fuboTV

Gold-medal match

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Sat, Aug. 7 Semifinal winners 7:30 a.m. NBCSN 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,, NBC Sports app, Telemundo Deportes app,
  • TV channels (Canada): CBC, TSN, Sportsnet
  • Spanish-language TV (Canada): Telelatino (TLN)
  • Streams (Canada): CBC Gem,, 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 (English), (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 is 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.

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