The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics is being held from August 4 to August 20 in Brazil. In addition to the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro, matches will also be played in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, São Paulo, and Manaus. All six cities hosted matches during the 2014 World Cup, with the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio the only Olympic venue not to have been a World Cup venue. Associations affiliated with FIFA may send teams to participate in the tournament. Men’s teams are restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed, while there are no age restrictions on women’s teams.
The teams participating in the Olympic Games this year are: Brazil, Iraq, Denmark, South Africa make up Group A. Japan, Colombia, Nigeria, and Sweden are the Group B competitors. Group C is made up of Germany, South Korea, Fiji, and Mexico. And finally, the Group D teams are Argentina, Algeria, Portugal, and Honduras.
Sweden played Colombia in their opening Olympic match, which ended in a 2-2 draw. As for Japan, they were defeated by Nigeria in their Group B opener, losing 5-4.
Japan vs. Olympic Soccer Game Viewing Details
Where: Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova | Salvador, Brazil
Date: Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Event: Men’s Soccer
Teams: Sweden vs. Japan
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
How To Stream Sweden vs. Japan On Your Mobile Device
The game is going to be aired on NBCSN, which means that NBC will be providing the live stream. Your best bet for a quality stream is going to be via the NBC Sports app, which has been already been live streaming Olympic soccer coverage for a few days now.
The only downside to the free app is that it requires a cable subscription log-in. That being said, if you don’t have one you can just ask your friends and family. The NBC Sports app works great for both mobile phones and tablets.
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How To Stream Sweden vs. Japan on Your Computer
Similar to our suggestion for watching the Sweden vs. Japan game on your mobile, head to NBC for the official coverage of the games. NBCOlympics.com is the official provider of online streams and NBCOlympics will even provide viewers with a free 30-minute preview for first-time users. (No word on whether or not that temporary pass will reset in incognito mode, but the safe bet is that it won’t.)
You can live stream the game at NBCOlympics.com