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Olympic Soccer Sunday: Men's Day 2. How to Watch: TV and Streaming Listings

The pressure is on Neymar and Brazil after an opening round draw. The first round saw a 5-4, an 8-0 and an undefeated CONCACAF. What will Round 2 of the Men's Olympic Soccer tournament bring in today's eight games? Olympic Day 2 Preview, Open Thread and How to Watch on TV and Online

After an exciting opening round, Olympic Men's Soccer is back for round 2.
After an exciting opening round, Olympic Men's Soccer is back for round 2.
Eric Seals-USA TODAY Sports

Group A (Brazil, Denmark, Iraq, South Africa)

The entire country of Brazil will be holding their collective breath as Neymar and Brazil need a win against Iraq after they opened the tournament with a 0-0 draw against South Africa.  Both games in Group A finished 0-0 so the group is wide open.  Only the top 2 from each group advance.  Besides Brazil hosting Iraq the group will open with Denmark against South Africa in what is essentially a must win game for each team.

Group B (Nigeria, Sweden, Colombia, Japan)

After the travel ordeal endured by Nigeria, they did not arrive in Manaus until the same afternoon as their evening game was to be played  because they were stranded in Atlanta due to a charter plane payment issue, not much was expected of them in their opener against Japan.  However they played what will likely be the game of the tournament, it was 2-2 after 12 minutes and the game finished Nigeria 5-4 Japan.  The other game in Group B saw what was also a very entertaining match as Sweden gave up an early goal to Colombia, then took the lead 2-1 and then conceded a 75' penalty for the 2-2 draw.

The entire group stayed in Manaus after matchday 1 and will have had some time to acclimate to the Amazonian climate presented at Amazonia Arena, Manaus.  Sweden plays Nigeria followed by a must win game for Japan as they play Colombia.

Group C (South Korea, Mexico, Germany, Fiji)

South Korea were ruthless in dispatching Fifi 8-0 in the opener.  With three strong teams in the group, it might come down to goal differential and South Korea took that to heart.  Leading 1-0 at the 60th minute, South Korea scored 7 goals on the run in including a 90th minute 7th goal and 93rd minute capper.

Mexico had the lead twice on Germany but was unable to hold on either time and the game ended 2-2.  Mexico plays Fiji today in the group opener and will be looking to work on their goal differential against the Oceania representative.  While Germany v South Korea is essentially a play in game for the knockout rounds as the winner is surely through.  A draw would see goal differential become a big factor and Fiji not relishing their final game with Germany.

Group D (Portugal, Honduras, Algeria, Argentina)

Nigeria might have overcame the most obstacles to earn three points in the opening round but Portugal had the most impressive win beating an Argentina squad 2-0 that had not lost an Olympic match in 20 years.  Argentina won the gold in 2004 and 2008 and did not qualify in 2000 and 2012.  Honduras scored almost an equally impressive win as they beat a very good Algeria team 3-2 in the opener.

Honduras v Portugal opens the group play today with the winner virtually assured of advancement on six points while Argentina v Algeria is essentially a loser out game.

How to Watch, Soccer at the Olympics:

Fiji v Mexico
Sunday, 9 AM
Location: Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador
TV: Olympic Soccer Network, Telemundo
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 9

Honduras v Portugal
Sunday, 11 AM
Location: Olympic Stadium, Rio De Janeiro
TV: Telemundo
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 10

Germany v South Korea
Sunday, Noon
Location: Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador
TV: NBC Sports Network
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 11

Argentina v Algeria
Sunday, 2 PM
Location: Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
TV: CNBC, NBC Universo, Olympic Soccer Channel
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 12

Sweden v Nigeria
Sunday, 3 PM
Location: Amazonia Arena, Manaus
TV: Olympic Soccer Network
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 13

Denmark v South Africa
Sunday, 3 PM
Location: Mane Garrincha Stadium, Brasilia
TV: None
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 14

Japan v Colombia
Sunday, 6 PM
Location: Amazonia Arena, Manaus
TV: NBC Universo
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 15

Brazil v Iraq
Sunday, 6 PM
Location: Mane Garrincha Stadium, Brasilia
TV: NBC Sports Network, Olympic Soccer Network
Streaming: Men's Soccer Match 16

NBC Sports Network is going to be your go-to TV channel for the high profile Olympic Soccer broadcasts from Brazil. Also your cable provider likely added a channel called Olympic Soccer Channel to your lineup, which will have soccer on constantly (It's 205-1 on DirecTV) including full match replays. In addition to the TV channels, the NBC Sports App will have all the games and will also have streams. Games are going to be played concurrently during the entire soccer competition, so NBC Sports Network will not be able to show every game. Here is the full schedule:

Other Notable Olympic Broadcasts Today:

Women's Basketball: USA v Senegal

Women's Rugby, Canada v Great Britain & USA v Australia
USA Network, 9 AM

Katie Ledecky hits the pool for her anticipated first final of many in the 400M Free
NBC Primetime Broadcast

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