Tokyo Olympics 2021 is finally scheduled to take place after failing to do so in 2020 due to the outbreak of covid-19.Kenyastax.com has prepared a schedule of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 men’s football category that is set to feature a few football stars from the just concluded Euro 2020 tournament.
What is it?
Tokyo Olympics 2021. It will take place in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan.
When is it?
Tokyo Olympics 2021officially starts with the opening ceremony at the National Stadium on Friday, July 23 2021 and ends on Sunday, August 8 2021. The men’s Olympic football tournament will start on Thursday, July 22 while the final will be played on Saturday, August 7.
Which football stars will be in Tokyo Olympics 2021?
The Tokyo Olympics 2021 men’s football tournament will be restricted to under-23 players and three overage players so no Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar to watch. However, exciting youngsters that will feature include Dani Olmo and Pedri Gonzalez who were instrumental in Spain’s quarter-final finish at the just concluded Euro 2020 championship. Marco Asensio is the other big name in Spain’s Tokyo Olympics 2021 football squad. Max Kruse will feature for Germany while Dani Alves and Richarlison will represent Brazil.
Who are the current Olympics champions in football?
Brazil are the current Olympics champions in football after winning a Gold medal in Rio 2016 Olympics hosted in Brazil in 2016.
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Which are the Tokyo 2021 groups?
A total of 16 teams will be participating in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics men’s football tournament and they have been divided into four groups with four teams each as follows:
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Men’s football schedule
*All times are in Kenyan time(EAT)
|Thursday, July 22||Egypt vs Spain||10:30 am EAT||Sapporo Dome|
|New Zealand vs South Korea||11:00 am EAT||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|Mexico vs France||11:00 am EAT||Tokyo Stadium|
|Ivory Coast vs Saudi Arabia||11:30 am EAT||International Stadium|
|Argentina vs Australia||1:30 pm EAT||Sapporo Dome|
|Japan vs South Africa||2:00 pm EAT||Tokyo Stadium|
|Honduras vs Romania||2:00 pm EAT||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|Brazil vs Germany||2:30 pm EAT||International Stadium|
|Sunday, July 25||Egypt vs Argentina||10:30 am EAT||Sapporo Dome|
|New Zealand vs Honduras||11:00 am EAT||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|France vs South Africa||11:00 am EAT||Saitama Stadium|
|Brazil vs Ivory Coast||11:30 am EAT||International Stadium|
|Australia vs Spain||1:30 pm EAT||Sapporo Dome|
|Japan vs Mexico||2:00 pm EAT||Saitama Stadium|
|Romania vs South Korea||2:00 pm EAT||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|Saudi Arabia vs Germany||2:30 pm EAT||International Stadium|
|Wednesday, July 25||Saudi Arabia vs Brazil||11:00 am EAT||Saitama Stadium|
|Germany vs Ivory Coast||11:00 am EAT||Miyagi Stadium|
|Romania vs New Zealand||11:30 am EAT||Sapporo Dome|
|South Korea vs Honduras||11:30 am EAT||International Stadium|
|Australia vs Egypt||2:00 pm EAT||Miyagi Stadium|
|Spain vs Argentina||2:00 pm EAT||Saitama Stadium|
|South Africa vs Mexico||2:30 pm EAT||Sapporo Dome|
|France vs Japan||2:30 pm EAT||International Stadium|
|Saturday, July 31||Quarter-final 1||11:00 am EAT||Miyagi Stadium|
|Quarter-final 2||12:00 pm EAT||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|Quarter-final 3||1:00 pm EAT||Saitama Stadium|
|Quarter-final 4||2:00 pm EAT||International Stadium|
|Tuesday, August 3||Semi-final 1||11:00 am EAT||Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
|Semi-final 2||2:00 pm EAT||Saitama Stadium|
|Friday, August 6||Bronze medal match||2:00 pm EAT||Saitama Stadium|
|Saturday, August 7||Final(Gold medal match)||2:30 pm EAT||International Stadium|
Which TV channel will show the Tokyo Olympics 2021?
In the UK, the Tokyo Olympics as a whole will be shown by BBC via BBC One and Two and EuroSport. In the US, Tokyo 2021 Olympics will be shown on NBC with live stream available on NBCOlympics.com.
In Kenya, the Tokyo 2021 Olympics will be shown on KTN Home and KTN News. Standard Group announced that it had acquired rights to broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Olympics live to all Kenyans earlier this year.
For viewers in Australia, Tokyo Olympics will be shown on Channel 7 with live coverage also available on 7Mate and 7Two. Viewers in India should follow the Tokyo Olympics live on Sony Sports Network via Sony Ten 1/HD, Sony Ten 2/HD for English commentary and on Sony LIV for live stream.
Viewers in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and other African DStv subscribers will find the full coverage of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 on Supersport Olympic channel number 246.