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How to Watch Live Brazil vs. Spain in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Soccer Gold Medal Final

How to Watch Live Brazil vs. Spain in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Soccer Gold Medal Final
Marco Asensio and Spain look to keep the celebration going against Brazil in the gold medal game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. KIYOSHI OTA/EPA

Soccer at the Olympics can often be something of a lottery, but few can argue against Brazil and Spain being valid finalists to decide who takes home the gold medal at Tokyo 2020. Two of the world’s most revered nations in the sport will go head-to-head to finish atop the podium at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium on Saturday as the tournament draws to a fitting close.

What TV Channel is Brazil-Spain on?

NBCSN will continue their wide-spanning coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with Saturday’s gold medal final kicking off the action early at 7:30 a.m. ET. You can live stream the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on fuboTV.

How to Watch Brazil vs. Spain

When: Saturday, August 7

Where: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan

Time: 7:30 a.m. ET


Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

For all the attacking prowess and star quality housed inside both finalist squads this summer, both Brazil and Spain were forced to qualify for the decider through muddier means this week. Neither team could come up with a goal inside regulation time in their respective semifinals, with a moment of magic from Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio all that saw Spain past hosts Japan:

The 25-year-old came to his country’s rescue as the oldest player on the roster, forcing Spain into their first gold medal final since Sydney 2000 thanks to his 115th-minute finish. And while coach Luis de la Fuente will be content with that contribution, his starlet at the other end of that spectrum, 18-year-old Barcelona midfielder Pedri, has attracted deserved praise of his own:

On the other side of the field, 38-year-old Dani Alves has led Brazil with aplomb and is looking to add to his reputation as soccer’s most decorated player by winning a 43rd career trophy in Yokohama. The Selecao failed to come up with even an extra-time goal in their own semi-final against Mexico but advanced 4-1 on penalties, with Alves the first to convert from 12 yards out. Coach Andre Jardine could be boosted by the return of Hertha Berlin’s Matheus Cunha after he missed that narrow win through injury, while Richarlison has lit up the tournament with his five goals:

Both teams are targeting their second soccer gold medals in Japan on Saturday, while Brazil can become the first team to successfully retain the top prize since—you guessed it—rivals Argentina did so in 2008. Seldom has an Olympic gold medal final been so well-stocked with young, elite talent across the board, and both teams will head into the decider lusting after one precious metal in particular.

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