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2020 Olympics Soccer Broadcast Guide: Where to watch the men's tournament in USA & 70+ countries

July 19, 2021 By Michelle Bonsu
The 2020 Olympic men's soccer tournament will kick off on July 22nd. LSTV has all the info you need to follow all 16 teams over the course of the competition.

Football fans have been really spoiled this summer, with plenty of tournaments to keep them entertained until many of their favorite players are back in action with the world's biggest clubs next month. With the Euros and the Copa America coming to a conclusion, and the Gold Cup now in the knockout stages, many eyes will also be tuning in to catch some of football's rising young stars at the 2020 Olympic Games. Although this has been an under-23 tournament since 1992 as the IOC sought to give youngsters a chance, each team are allowed a maximum of three "over-age" players to boost their squads.

Who are the reigning Olympic champions?

Brazil presently are the reigning Olympic champions in men's soccer, with the South American powerhouse winning their first ever gold medal while serving as hosts in 2016. The Selecao will be hoping to follow in the steps of fellow South American sides like Uruguay and Argentina to successfully defend their title this summer.

Who are the most successful men's soccer team in Olympic history?

Brazil, technically, are the most decorated men's soccer team in Olympic history if one wants to count sheer number of medals. To date, they've won six medals: one gold, three silver (1984, 1988, and 2012), and two bronze (1996, 2008).

Yet, if one is actually looking at success in terms of gold medals, which makes sense, Great Britain have won three golds, but unfortunately, none have been in this century. Their last time on the winners' podium was over 100 years ago, in 1912, while they won two other golds in 1900 and 1908.

Meanwhile, it may shock most people to know that there are quite a few people who'd rate Hungary as the most successful team in Olympic history? Why? Well, the Eastern European nation have won five medals, which is one less than Brazil, but three of their have been gold, with one silver and one bronze making up the total. However, none of these have been after 1972.

When does the 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament begin?

The 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament will begin on July 22nd and end on August 7th.

Where will the 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament take place?

The 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament will take place in Japan.  

How many venues will host the 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament?

A total of six venues will host the 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament. They are:

  • Kashima Stadium, Kashima
  • Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
  • Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
  • Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
  • Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo
  • International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

What teams are playing in the 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament?

Usually, all teams must be made up of players 23 and under, with three "over-age" players. That means that technically, the bulk of players must be born on or after January 1, 1998. However, due to COVID-19, FIFA has allowed players born on or after January 1, 1997 as those players would've taken part if the Olympics had taken place last year.

There are a total of 16 teams from six different confederations taking part, including reigning champions Brazil. They are:

  • Argentina (CONMEBOL)
  • Australia (AFC)
  • Brazil (CONMEBOL)
  • Côte d'Ivoire (CAF)
  • Egypt (CAF)
  • France (UEFA)
  • Germany (UEFA)
  • Honduras (CONCACAF)
  • Japan (AFC)
  • Mexico (CONCACAF)
  • New Zealand (OFC)
  • Romania (UEFA)
  • Saudi Arabia (AFC)
  • South Africa (CAF)
  • South Korea (AFC)
  • Spain (UEFA)

Are there any new sides at the 2020 Olympics men's soccer tournament?

No, there will be no debutant sides at the 27th edition of the Olympics men's soccer tournament.

When and where will the 2020 Olympics men's soccer final take place?

The 2020 Olympics men's soccer final will take place on August 7th at the International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama. Also known as Nissan Stadium, this venue serves as the home base of J1 side Yokohama F. Marinos.

Where can I watch 2020 Olympics men's soccer games live on TV or on demand? And where can I live-stream matches?

Here's how you can tune into this summer's 2020 Olympics competition if you live in one of the following countries (or regions) via TV, live-streaming, or on demand:

USA: FuboTV, Sling TV,, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, Telemundo, USA Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Olympic Channel

UK: BBC Red Button, EuroSport 1 UK, EuroSport Player UK

Canada: TLN

Mexico: Marca Claro, Claro Sports

Australia: 7plus

New Zealand: SKY Go NZ, Sky Sport 5 NZ

Argentina: Marca Claro, Claro Sports

Brazil: SporTV, NOW NET e Claro, Canais Globo

Germany: Das Erste, ARD Mediathek

Spain: Eurosport Player Spain

MENA: beIN Sports HD 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN Sports English

Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport MaXimo 2, SuperSport PSL, Supersport Grandstand, DStv App

If you live outside one of these countries (or regions) listed, no worries.

Simply check out our bespoke 2020 Olympics men's soccer match page tailored with geo-targeted broadcast info for your specific location and updates as the competition progresses. And please note - various channels will show various matches throughout the competition, so make sure you take a look at our page to make sure you locate the correct channel for the match you wish to follow.

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