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How to watch, what to watch for Wednesday, July 28 Olympics men’s soccer schedule

The group stage comes to a close with match day three as plenty of teams will be looking to secure their spot in the quarterfinals.

Japan v Mexico: Men’s Football - Olympics: Day 2 Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images

The third and final match day of the group stage in Olympics soccer play takes place on Wednesday as plenty of spots are up for grabs as it comes down to the wire. Japan is the only team who won both of their first two matches, and they’re the closest to clinching their spot as a win or a draw would be enough to secure a place in the quarterfinals. They’ll face off against France, who is in dire need of a win if they want a chance at escaping the group stage.

Mexico will need to get a result against South Africa to book their ticket as well, as a win would clinch a spot in the quarterfinals regardless of other results. A draw would also let them advance as long as Japan doesn’t lose to France. Mexico had a big 4-1 win over France in their opening contest, but they fell 2-1 to Japan in the second game. South Africa has been mathematically eliminated already as they sit at the bottom of Group A with zero points, so regardless of their result against Mexico they’ll be headed home.

All matches will be available via live stream at NBCOlympics.com.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Men’s Soccer Wednesday, July 28 schedule

Germany vs. Ivory Coast

Time: 4 a.m.
TV channel: NBCSN
Moneyline: Germany +100, Draw +255, Ivory Coast +270
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -105, Under -120)

Saudi Arabia vs. Brazil

Time: 4 a.m.
TV channel: TBD
Moneyline: KSA +1300, Draw +650, Brazil -550
Total goals: 3.5 (Over +130, Under -170)

Romania vs. New Zealand

Time: 4:30 a.m.
TV channel: NBCSN
Moneyline: Romania +105, Draw +240, New Zealand +265
Total goals: 2.5 (Over +105, Under -135)

South Korea vs. Honduras

Time: 4:30 a.m.
TV channel: TBD
Moneyline: South Korea -180, Draw +330, Honduras +475
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -105, Under -120)

Australia vs. Egypt

Time: 7 a.m.
TV channel: TBD
Moneyline: Australia +135, Draw +225, Egypt +210
Total goals: 2.5 (Over +110, Under -140)

Spain vs. Argentina

Time: 7 a.m.
TV channel: TBD
Moneyline: Spain -110, Draw +240, Argentina +320
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -105, Under -120)

France vs. Japan

Time: 7:30 a.m.
TV channel: NBCSN
Moneyline: France +185, Draw +270, Japan +130
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -135, under +105)

South Africa vs. Mexico

Time: 7:30 a.m.
TV channel: TBD
Moneyline: South Africa +850, Draw +350, Mexico -265
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -150, Under +115)

Best Bet: Mexico -265

The Mexican side has been fantastic in this tournament, routing France with a big 4-1 score line to open the campaign. Even though they gave up two goals early on in their second game against Japan, they were able to claw back and get one in the 86th minute, giving their side hope even after Yohan Vázquez was sent off with a red in the 67th minute. South Africa has struggled, losing both of their opening games to Japan and France, and they won’t be expected to get a result over Mexico either.

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