Olympic schedule, what to watch today: Men's soccer
Today's Olympic schedule is all about men's soccer. Spain vs. Japan and Great Britain will play Senegal.
Men's soccer is the sport to watch on today's Olympic schedule; there will be eight matches total, with several top-seeded teams playing today.
The most exciting matches today may be Spain vs. Japan, and Great Britain vs. Senegal. Spain and Japan will play at 2:45 p.m., and it will be the first time Spain has competed in men's soccer at the Olympics since 2000, and the first Olympics after beating The Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 World Cup,
Great Britain and Senegal play tonight at 8 p.m. (EDT). It will be the first time since 1960 that players from all the British isles have combined to form one Olympic team, and it's sure to be a powerhouse. Senegal, who has never competed at the Olympics before, will be the underdog.
There will also be two history-making matches today; Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates at 5 p.m., and Switzerland and the African nation Gabon at 5:15 p.m. For both the UAE and Gabon it will be their first Olympic soccer matches, and it is also the first time Switzerland has sent a men's soccer team to the Olympics since 1928. Uruguay also has something to prove, they have not won a gold medal in men's soccer since they took back to back golds 1924 and 1928.