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Brazil U23 vs Spain U23: Olympic preview, kickoff time, starting lineups, live stream and how to watch online

Can Richarlison get the gold medal and the Golden Boot?

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NOTE: There will not be a live blog for this game, but we will have an Instant Reaction soon after.

Preview

Brazil’s Under-23 side featuring Richarlison play Spain U23 in the Olympics football final today. The two sides have taken different paths to get here, with the knowledge that just ninety (or more) minutes separates them from making history.

The Everton forward has been very passionate about his intention to play in the Olympic Games for his nation, and was fortunate that the International Olympic Committee relaxed the Under-23 restriction (plus three over-age players) to Under-24 since the games were moved back a year.

Richarlison started the tournament at a tear grabbing a hat-trick against Germany in the first half hour of their first game, but has cooled off a bit since. His workrate remains unchallenged however, even after playing in every game of the Copa America and now in the heat of Tokyo’s summer, and Rafa Benitez will be rightly concerned that the player doesn’t burn himself out even before he shows up at Goodison Park for the new season.

He leads the Golden Boot race with five goals, and will be looking to bag another (or more) to ensure that he can mark a personal achievement to go along with a gold medal should they defeat a pragmatic Spanish side that struggled to score in all but one of their games where they potted five.

Match Details

Competition: Olympic Games Football Final

Date and start time: Saturday, August 7th at 4:30 a.m. PT / 7:30 a.m ET / 12:30 p.m. BST

Stadium: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, Japan

Capacity: 72,327 [Behind closed doors]

Weather: 82°F/28°C, rain, 90% chance of precipitation, 9 mph winds

How to Watch/Listen

TV: NBCSN, USA Network, Telemundo - United States; EuroSport, discovery+ - United Kingdom; Amazon Prime Canada, CBC Sports - Canada, beIN Sports HD 7, Globo, SporTV, Showmax, France 4, Sony LIV, Claro Sports

Radio: n/a

Live stream: Fubo, NBC Sports App, NBCOlympics.com, EuroSport Player UK, CBC Sports App, cbcsports.ca, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Marca Claro.

Gamethread: There will be no live blog for this game.

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Information from LiveSoccerTV.com

Lineups

Brazil U23

Spain U23

Last Meeting

The two teams haven’t actually played each other too many times in full internationals, with the last time they came up against each other competitively was in the 2013 Confederations Cup with Brazil emerging 3-0 winners with the home crowd urging them on.