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Olympics Soccer Schedule and TV Guide

Olympics soccer schedule

Excited for this year’s Olympics soccer schedule? You can find more details about the tournament here. To make sure you don’t miss a match, be sure to bookmark this page and visit often for the most accurate and comprehensive listings of games.

Olympics soccer schedule – viewing options:

While originally not included in the Olympic lineup until 1900, soccer is now a highlight of the event enjoyed by fans all around the world. For fans of the United States, the women’s team will be hoping to win their fifth gold medal in the competition after taking home the gold in the 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics. Sadly, the U.S. men’s team were knocked out in the qualifying round for this summer’s competition (which even though it’ll be played in 2021, it’s still referred to as the 2020 Olympics).

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Olympics soccer schedule

All times Eastern.



For viewers in the United States, NBCUniversal has the exclusive rights to 2020 Tokyo Olympics (including the Olympics soccer schedule). On the English-language side, no decisions have been reached yet regarding the channels that will broadcast the game. With the time difference between Japan and the United States, most of the games will start during the early morning hours for soccer fans on the East Coast of the United States. Despite the early kickoffs, many of the games are expected to be shown on television.

For the coverage on NBC Sports, the soccer commentators featured will include Arlo White, Derek Rae, Lisa Byington, Mark Followill and Jenn Hildreth.

Telemundo will be the Spanish-language provider offering extensive coverage of the Olympic soccer matches in Español. Across the entire Olympics tournament this summer, Telemundo Deportes will be presenting 300 hours of live competitions and daily recap specials, while Telemundo and Universo will offer at least 12 hours of intense live sports coverage throughout the night and early morning schedules. The multi-faceted and multi-platform coverage will kick-off July 21 with the women’s soccer competition live on Universo.

Telemundo Deportes’ extensive soccer coverage will be led by the voice of soccer in the U.S. and six-time Emmy Award-winning commentator Andres Cantor who will be calling the action of select matches from Japan, alongside former Olympian and analyst Manuel Sol. In addition, legendary Mexican goal scorer Carlos Hermosillo and renowned commentators Copan Alvarez, Sammy Sadovnik and Eduardo Biscayart will also be part of the team calling and analyzing the soccer action.

Emmy Award-nominee Ana Jurka and Emmy-award winner Miguel Gurwitz will host Telemundo Network’s live coverage from Tokyo throughout the Olympic Games, bringing the latest from the host city and anchoring the network’s live coverage every evening throughout the duration of the Games. Tokyo will be Jurka’s second Olympic Games with Telemundo; she has also served as co-host of the FIFA Men’s World Cup from Russia in 2018 and led the Women’s FIFA World Cup from Paris in 2019. Gurwitz has covered Summer Olympics since 2000 and served as the lead studio host for Telemundo Deportes’ coverage of the Rio Olympics in 2016 & the FIFA Men’s World Cup from Russia in 2018.

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To find out when soccer games are on, download the free Soccer TV Schedules App which includes listings of all of the live soccer matches available in the United States (available on Apple iOS devices and Android devices).

Have any questions about this year’s Olympics soccer schedule? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  1. Eddie

    August 7, 2021 at 9:49 am

    The game is on Telemundo live and NBC is using tape-delayed Olympics soccer and any events which some people aren’t happy with and next time In the future they need to improve more live events on more channels but streaming makes it harder for some people whether do it’s on tv or not. Telemundo has experienced live soccer since the world cup and Olympics every single match live on tv. NBC needs to work on that to make it accessible and easier in the future.

  2. Ra

    August 7, 2021 at 7:54 am

    So – NBC is not broadcasting the soccer final on cable or OTA. Comcast really strives to be the most hated company in America. They shouldn’t even be trusted to broadcast a competition of Tic-tac-toe.
    They assume that cable subscribers are not very demanding and will be glad to accept whatever they are given. I am really curious to see how they define their cable ‘personna’. It is certainly in a very condescending way.
    On a positive note, I am glad to remove the ‘cable’ app until next WC.

  3. Jose

    August 5, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    World Soccer Talk is the most organized, go-to forum for dates/times/channels for soccer games across all leagues/tournaments. Keep up the good work. The petty complaints do not diminish the purpose or value of this site. I continue to use this site daily to check availability for all the great futbol played this summer. Thanks again.

  4. Rod

    July 31, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    thanks for the up-to-date schedule, with times and channel. the NBC web site is sooo difficult.
    and yes, commercials during the game. hearkens back to the 1986 and 1990 World Cup.

  5. Ra

    July 29, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    @eddie I feel duped by NBC. Their coverage is so subpar that it wasn’t even worth the $10. And those commercials in the NBC Sports app. So irritating.
    And I got 1 mo. of Sling only because of the Olympics – I do not waste time watching Cable.
    Just seeing the TV grid makes me feel like a couch potato… 🙂

  6. eddie

    July 29, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Ra and dave
    I found an article commercial NBC Olympics soccer is disappointed. during the match which is why never air commercials while during the game after the game is paused and finished.

  7. eddie

    July 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    this is why NBC coverage of Olympics of revenue of tv and streaming of impact on people make it hard to watched and not happy paying on streaming while on tv and cable of important to watch.
    here is a link to read for more about it.

  8. Ra

    July 29, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Still very annoyed with NBC’s coverage. They are a practical joke. It is being broadcasted in 43 (forty-three, yes) channels abroad. NYT stated correctly that you need an advanced degree to understand their schedule. They forgot to mention that even with one, you still run with wrong start and end times.
    The only thing they are good at is putting obstructive ads.

  9. dave

    July 25, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    @Chronos, thanks for the tip about NBC Sports app and Olympics. I was not aware they still had the extended streams, which I especially enjoyed for swimming and track and field in 2016
    I would read little in to NBC breaking to commercials during Olympics soccer. They did this in 2016, and do the same to other Olympics on NBC/NBCSN/USA with “too long” break-free periods such as volleyball. Never say never, but I doubt it is a harbinger of EPL. The Olympics are very expensive rights, condensed in a very short time period, and typically attracting large numbers of very casual viewers. Different animal from EPL

  10. Chronos

    July 25, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    If NBC inserts commercials into EPL coverage they will lose me as a viewer and subscriber. I abandoned American football in part due to the fact that commercials make it basically unwatchable. Also, if I am paying for a service then I feel it is fraudulent to show only part of a match. Really wish companies could find a way to sell stuff that doesn’t involve annoying everyone.

  11. Ra

    July 25, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    @Chronus It is unfortunately more infuriating than that. It is on their LIVE broadcast of Brazil vs Ivory Cost on NBCSN. Check it out if you recorded it. They aired it starting at 71:30 and did not pause the transmission for that.
    NBC has no business in broadcasting sports in my opinion.
    We might see a play in two acts:
    Act I: NBC renews with the EPL. Many are elated to support the anticompetitive innovative Comcast, whose competitive advantage is lobbying and an army of top antitrust lawyers.
    Act II: Seeing advertising revenue increase during the Olympic, top executives mandate more predatory advertising. NBC decides to start broadcasting unconstrained commercials during EPL. Big outcry on Worldsoccertalk, but then again, they just bought exclusivity for another 6 years.
    Out of despite, I just deleted Peacock from all my devices. I don’t want anything from Peacock, even for free. I urge others to do the same.

  12. Chronos

    July 25, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve also seen ads during replays, not sure it that is happening during live broadcasts. But there are already plenty of ads in football, on and near the pitch.

    While NBC is heavily pushing Peacock, they have actually put the bulk of events on the NBC Sports app. The app shows full competitions with fewer ads than on linear TV, plus you don’t have to wait 24 hours for replays like with Peacock. I imagine their accountants can explain why the good stuff is on what is basically a legacy app and not the service they are promoting.

  13. Ra

    July 25, 2021 at 8:52 am

    NBC is inserting commercials during Olympic soccer matches. It will be hilarious if they start doing the same during the EPL.

  14. Jason Wintz

    July 23, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    That’s a terrible response. “We don’t treat them equally because we haven’t in the past.”

  15. Yespage

    July 23, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Oh goodness. I’m reminded of the Asian World Cup back in 2002 and why I hate global sporting events in Asia. These times are awful!

  16. KL

    July 23, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Happy to hear Derek Rae calling some of the matches. What matches will he be calling in Matchday 2?

  17. Ra

    July 23, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Sling is offering a free preview of the Olympic Channel until 9/5. So, all you need is $10 (promo rate) to watch all the Olympics through Sling. Sweet deal!

  18. Raul Zarco

    July 21, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Would you be willing to make a bracket for the knockout stages of the Men’s & Women’s Olympic Football ?
    The ones you did for the Euros, Copa America and Gold Cup were Awesome!

    • Christopher Harris

      July 23, 2021 at 8:48 am

      Hi Raul, if there are more requests and more interest in the Olympics, then we’ll do one. So far, the interest level has been pretty low unfortunately.

  19. Jade Ayrn

    July 20, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    It should not be inferred. Or implied. Both genders should be specified. To not do so is sexist. And Telemundo only in Spanish is short-sighted. Let’s open all games to all people to enjoy. Many of us States supporters can appreciate great football outside of USA borders.

  20. Ra

    July 18, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    You can also get Olympic Channel with Sling Blue ($10 promo rate) + Sports add-on ($11 with blue).

  21. Cpcva

    July 18, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Undoubtedly none will be on NBC broadcast at least live.

  22. D

    July 18, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Appreciate the schedule but why do you modify the women’s teams as WNT and not the men’s teams as MNT? Let’s have an equitable and inclusive presentation.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 18, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      All of our TV schedules for the past 15 years have been listed for men’s teams where the name of the team doesn’t specify that it’s a men’s team. It’s inferred that it’s the men’s team. To avoid confusion, anytime a women’s team is listed, we specify that it’s the women’s team.

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