Thursday's Tokyo Olympics schedule: Men's soccer kicks off with Brazil-Germany gold rematch, Mexico vs. France

by 24USATVJuly 22, 2021, 11 a.m. 20
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The Tokyo Olympics men's soccer tournament kicks off Thursday with a rematch of the 2016 gold-medal game between Brazil and Germany, and another big game between Mexico and France in the group stage.

The U.S. men failed to qualify for the Olympics, capped by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras in March. It's the third straight Olympics to not feature the U.S. men, who last appeared in Beijing in 2008.

Men's Olympic soccer differs from the women's tournament as the men's teams are only players under the age of 23 – with three overage allowed. The women's tournament features full national teams.

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Olympic Channel: 3:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Live streams are also available – with a cable subscription – on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
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