Olympic soccer games today: All the action from men’s & women’s football tournaments in Japan

Soccer fans will be spoiled with another major international event this summer as both the men’s and women’s Olympic Football Tournaments get underway in Japan. The women open with a full slate of group matches on Wednesday, July 21, and the men will follow with an eight-match schedule the next day.

Both competitions begin open with tasty matchups: Sweden vs. USA and Japan vs. Canada are the highlights on the women’s side, while heavyweight battles Mexico vs. France and Brazil vs. Germany top the men’s opening matchday.

The U.S. women’s national team is favored to win gold for the fifth time in its history, and Spain’s men are being tipped for the top of their medal stand. But there plenty of matches — a combined 58 matches in 18 days, to be exact — and plenty of surprises are expected between now and the medal matches in August. Olympic soccer tournaments are known for them.

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The complete schedules for Wednesday and Thursday are below. Results and highlights will be added as they become available.

Wednesday, July 21 (Group stage, Matchday 1)

MatchTime (ET)TV channelsStream
Group E: Great Britain vs. Chile3:30 a.m.Olympic Channel, UniversofuboTV
Group F: China vs. Brazil4 a.m.NBCSNfuboTV
Group G: Sweden vs. USA4:30 a.m.USA Network, TelemundofuboTV
Group E: Japan vs. Canada6:30 a.m.NBCSN, UniversofuboTV
Group F: Zambia vs. Netherlands7 a.m.Olympic ChannelfuboTV
Group G: Australia vs. New Zealand7:30 a.m.USA NetworkfuboTV

Thursday, July 22 (Group stage, Matchday 1)

MatchTime (ET)TV channelsStream
Group C: Egypt vs. Spain3:30 a.m.Olympic Channel, UniversofuboTV
Group A: Mexico vs. France4 a.m.USA Network, TelemundofuboTV
Group B: New Zealand vs. South Korea4 a.m.NBCSNfuboTV
Group D: Ivory Coast vs. Saudi Arabia4:30 a.m.Olympic Channel (at 5:30 a.m.)fuboTV
Group C: Argentina vs. Australia6:30 a.m.Olympic Channel, UniversofuboTV
Group B: Honduras vs. Romania7 a.m.Olympic Channel (at 8:30 a.m.)fuboTV
Group A: Japan vs. South Africa7 a.m.NBCSNfuboTV
Group D: Brazil vs. Germany7:30 a.m.USA Network, TelemundofuboTV

How to watch Olympic soccer in USA

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

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.

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