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Men's Olympic soccer medal matches: Complete schedule and results

Sporting News logo Sporting News 8/7/2021 Simon Borg

Brazil made it two gold medals in a row, beating pre-tournament favorite Spain in the 2021 men's Olympic soccer final. An extra-time goal by Malcom proved the difference in the 2-1 triumph.

It's the third time that Spain has finished with a silver medal, and its 1992 triumph at the Barcelona Olympic Games remains its only gold.

The bronze went to Mexico, which beat host Japan in convincing fashion, 3-1. It's the nation's second-ever Olympic soccer medal after the gold-medal run in 2012. 

MORE: Men's top scorers Group standings

Knockout matches, including the medal round matches, that ended in a tie after 90 minutes of regulation went to 30 minutes of extra time (two 15-minute periods). If the deadlock persisted in the extra period, the winner was determined by a penalty-kick shootout. A total of five of the eight men's knockout matches needed extra time, with two going to a penalty-kick shootout.


Date Matches
Sat, July 31 QF #1: Spain 5, Ivory Coast 2 (a.e.t.) Highlights
Sat, July 31 QF #2: Japan 0, New Zealand 0 (4-2 on PKs)
Sat, July 31 QF #3: Brazil 1, Egypt 0 Highlights
Sat, July 31 QF #4: South Korea 3, Mexico 6 Highlights


Date Matches
Tue, Aug. 3 Mexico 0, Brazil 0 (1-4 on PKs) Highlights
Tue, Aug. 3 Japan 0, Spain 1 (a.e.t.) Highlights

Bronze-medal match

Date Match
Fri, Aug. 6 Mexico 3, Japan 1 Highlights

Gold-medal match

Date Match
Sat, Aug. 7 Brazil 2, Spain 1 (a.e.t.) Highlights

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 were carried by five channels from the NBC family of networks, in English and Spanish. Every soccer match from both events was 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 were 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  was 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) carried men’s and women’s football coverage and daily recaps.


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