For the second males’s Olympic soccer match in a row, Brazil emerged with the gold medal after beating Spain within the 2021 ultimate 2-1 on an extra-time aim by Malcom. Mexico got here away with the bronze medal, beating host Japan 3-1.
The match started with 16 nations every fielding a squad of twenty-two gamers who had been 24 and youthful, besides for 3 overage gamers (the age cutoff is usually 23, but it surely was adjusted because of the one-year Olympic postponement). This age rule was formally put in place in 1992 to distinguish the competitors from the boys’s World Cup within the wake of the IOC opening up the Olympics to skilled athletes.
The sector was minimize in half after the group stage, with knockout matches whittling down the groups to the ultimate 4 which confronted off for the three medals up for grabs: Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Japan.
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Tips on how to watch Olympic soccer in USA & Canada
- USA – TV channels: NBCSN, USA Community, Olympic Channel
- USA – Spanish-language TV: Telemundo, Universo
- USA – Streams: fuboTV , NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports activities app, Telemundo Deportes app, TelemundoDeportes.com
- Canada – TV channels: NBCSN, USA Community, Olympic Channel
- Canada – Spanish-language TV: Telelatino
- Canada – Streams : CBC Gem, CBC’s Tokyo 2020 web site , CBC Olympics app
TV protection of choose matches from the boys’s soccer match was carried by 5 U.S. channels within the NBC household of networks in English and Spanish (match-by-match listings under). Every of these channels was additionally obtainable on fuboTV (free 7-day trial) .
Each single soccer match in each males’s and girls’s tournaments was streamed within the USA 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).
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Protection in Canada was handed by CBC and the CBC streaming platforms (Gem, web site and Olympics app), in addition to in Spanish on Telelatino (TLN).
Up to date Olympic soccer schedule 2021
NOTE: All matches had been streamed within the USA on NBCOlympics.com , TelemundoDeportes.com , NBC Sports activities app and the Telemundo Deportes app with person authentication.
Saturday, July 31 (Quarterfinals)
|QF #1: Spain 5, Ivory Coast 2 (a.e.t.)||Highlights|
|QF #2: Japan 0, New Zealand 0 (4-2 on PKs)|
|QF #3: Brazil 1, Egypt 0||Highlights|
|QF #4: South Korea 3, Mexico 6||Highlights|
Tuesday, August 3 (Semifinals)
|Semi #1: Mexico 0 Brazil 0 (1-4 on PKs)||Highlights|
|Semi #2: Japan 0, Spain 1 (a.e.t.)||Highlights|
Friday, August 6 (Bronze)
|Mexico 3, Japan 1||Highlights|
Saturday, August 7 (Gold / Silver)
|Brazil 2, Spain 1 (a.e.t.)||Highlights|
Olympic males’s soccer match Format
The boys’s soccer match opened with a gaggle part that eradicated half the sphere of 16 groups. The remaining eight moved on to the quarterfinals for the knockout rounds.
Group Stage: The 16 groups had been 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 superior to the quarterfinals.
Right here’s how they superior: The group stage rewarded groups with three factors for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. Groups had been ranked on factors with the primary tiebreakers being (1) aim distinction and (2) targets scored in that order. If groups had been nonetheless tied after the second tiebreaker, there have been different predetermined standards to separate the groups.
Knockout Rounds: The highest two groups in every group (eight in whole) moved on to a set bracket, single-elimination knockout spherical starting with the quarterfinals, semifinals and the medal matches.