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How to watch, what to watch for Olympics men’s soccer quarterfinals

The men’s knockout round begins as favorites Spain, Brazil, Japan and Mexico look to advance.

20210728 Saudi Arabia v Brazil - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Mens Football Tournament
Dani Alves of Brazil during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Mens Football Tournament match between Saudi Arabia and Brazil at Saitama Stadium on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan
Photo by Pablo Morano/BSR Agency/Getty Images

The men’s soccer competition at the Tokyo Summer Olympics moves into the knockout stage. Favorites Spain and Brazil are still in the running for the gold medal with contenders Japan and Mexico looking to spring a surprise. Here’s how to watch and what to watch for in the quarterfinal round.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Men’s Soccer quarterfinals schedule

Spain vs. Ivory Coast

Time: 4:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: NBCSN
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Moneyline: Spain -200, Draw +285, Ivory Coast +750
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -105, Under -120)

Japan vs. New Zealand

Time: 5:00 a.m ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Moneyline: Japan -425, Draw +525, New Zealand +1300
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -125, Under +100)

Brazil vs. Egypt

Time: 6:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: Universo
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Moneyline: Brazil -255, Draw +390, Egypt +750
Total goals: 2.5 (Over -145, Under +115)

South Korea vs. Mexico

Time: 7:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: USA
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Moneyline: South Korea +195, Draw +230, Mexico +150
Total goals: 2.5 (Over +100, Under -125)

Best Bet: South Korea-Mexico over 2.5 goals (+100)

South Korea has been a goal-scoring machine, tallying 10 in the group stage. Mexico scored eight goals in the group stage. There’s a high chance these teams get into a shootout with each other in what should be a very entertaining quarterfinal.

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