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Who is playing in Olympic soccer gold medal and bronze medal matches

We break down the four teams competing for Olympic medals in the men’s soccer tournament.

Reinier #19 of Team Brazil (obscured) celebrates with team mates after scoring their side’s winning penalty during the penalty shoot out during the Men’s Football Semi-final match between Mexico and Brazil on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kashima Stadium on August 03, 2021 in Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan. Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are coming down the home stretch, and soon medals will be handed out for men’s soccer. The semifinals are wrapping up on Tuesday, August 3 and the gold medal match will feature a pair of heavyweights.

Brazil beat Mexico in penalty kicks while Spain beat Japan 1-0 in extra time. Brazil and Spain will square off on Saturday, August 7 at 7:30 a.m. ET. Mexico and Japan will face off in the bronze medal match, which is scheduled for Friday, August 6 at 7 a.m.

Gold medal match: Brazil vs. Spain

How Brazil got here: Brazil won two group matches and drew Ivory Coast to win Group D. They beat Egypt 1-0 in the quarterfinals and then beat Mexico 4-1 in penalty kicks in the semifinals.

How Spain got here: Spain won one group match and drew Egypt and Argentina, but it was enough to win Group C. They beat Ivory Coast 5-2 in extra time in the quarterfinals and then beat Japan 1-0 in extra time in the semifinals.

Bronze medal match: Mexico vs. Japan

How Mexico got here: Mexico won two games and lost 2-1 to Japan to finish in second place in Group A. They beat South Korea 6-3 in in the quarterfinals before losing to Brazil 4-1 in penalty kicks in the semifinals.

How Japan got here: Japan won all three games in the group stage to win Group A. They beat New Zealand 4-2 in penalty kicks in the quarterfinals before losing 1-0 to Spain in extra time in the semifinals.