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2016 Olympic Soccer Schedule, Dates, Start Times, TV Schedule and Live Streams

We have the complete 2016 Rio Olympic soccer schedule including all the dates, start times, television schedule and how to stream the games.

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With the 2016 Rio Olympics officially set to begin on Friday, now is a good time to remind everyone that soccer will actually begin on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016. We'll cover the men and the women, but the focus for people in the United States of America will likely be on the ladies as the U-23 men's team failed to qualify for the Olympics when they fell to the U-23 Columbian National team earlier this year.

The women on the other hand are the number one team in the world FIFA rankings. They will be looking for their fourth consecutive goal medal (which would also mean they would have won five of the six possible gold medals as the women just joined the Olympics in 1996). No women's team has ever won the World Cup and then followed it up with an Olympic gold medal. The USWNT will be looking to accomplish that this year having won the World Cup in 2015.

Joining the USWNT will be FC Kansas City stars Becky Sauerbrunn and Heather O'Reilly. Sauerbrunn will likely be a starter, as she was throughout the World Cup, but O'Reilly has been demoted to an alternate role. She can be called into the main team if there is an injury or some other reason for an absence, but likely she will be left out of any potential medals the team wins.

Below we have the complete schedule day-by-day (for the men and women). All times are in Central Time. Also, all games can be streamed at NBCOlympics.com for free, as long as you can input your cable/satellite provider information for verification. NBC will also have a special channel available for both basketball and soccer. For our purposes, that's the NBC Olympic Soccer Channel. Check with your local provider for a specific channel number, but if you get other parts of the NBC package (NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, etc. then you likely get the special soccer channel).

Group Stage

Wednesday, August 3

11:00 a.m.: E3. Sweden women vs. E4. South Africa women at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

1:00 p.m.: F1. Canada women vs. F2. Australia women at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

2:00 p.m.: E1. Brazil women vs. E2. China women at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- USA Network and NBC Universo

4:00 p.m.: F3. Zimbabwe women vs. F4. Germany women at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- USA Network

5:00 p.m.: G1. United States women vs. G2. New Zealand women at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

8:00 p.m.: G3. France women vs. G4. Colombia women at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Thursday, August 4

11:00 a.m.: A3. Iraq men vs. A4. Denmark men at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

1:00 p.m.: D1. Honduras men vs. D2. Algeria men at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- USA Network

2:00 p.m.: A1. Brazil men vs. A2. South Africa men at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

3:00 p.m.: C3. Mexico men vs. C4. Germany men at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- USA Network

4:00 p.m.: D3. Portugal men vs. D4. Argentina men at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

5:00 p.m.: B1. Sweden men vs. B2. Colombia men at Arena Amazônia, Manaus

- USA Network

6:00 p.m.: C1. Fiji men vs. C2. South Korea men at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

8:00 p.m.: B3. Nigeria men vs. B4. Japan men at Arena Amazônia, Manaus

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Saturday, August 6

1:00 p.m.: F1. Canada women vs. F3. Zimbabwe women at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

3:00 p.m.: G1. United States women vs. G3. France women at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

4:00 p.m.: F4. Germany women vs. F2. Australia women at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- CNBC

5:00 p.m.: E4. South Africa women E2. China women at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

6:00 p.m.: G4. Colombia women vs. G2. New Zealand women at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCOlympics.com

8:00 p.m.: E1. Brazil women vs. E3. Sweden women at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Sunday, August 7

11:00 a.m.: C1. Fiji men vs. C3. Mexico men at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- Telemundo
- NBC Olympic Soccer Channel (Steve Cangialosi and Kyle Martino)

1:00 p.m.: D1. Honduras men vs. D4. Portugal men at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- Telemundo

2:00 p.m.: C4. Germany men vs. C2. South Korea men at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel (Steve Cangialosi and Kyle Martino)

4:00 p.m.: D4. Argentina men vs. D2. Algeria men at Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro

- CNBC (Seve Bower and Robbie Mustoe)

5:00 p.m.: A4. Denmark men vs. A2. South Africa men at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCOlympics.com (World feed)
- RDS2

5:00 p.m.: B1. Sweden men vs. B3. Nigeria men at Arena Amazônia, Manaus

- NBCOlympics.com (World feed)

8:00 p.m.: A1. Brazil men vs. A3. Iraq men at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCSN (Mark Followill and Robbie Earle)
- NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

8:00 p.m.: B4. Japan men vs. B2. Colombia men at Arena Amazônia, Manaus

- NBC Universo

Tuesday, August 9

2:00 p.m.: F2. Australia women vs. F3. Zimbabwe women at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- NBCOlympics.com

2:00 p.m.: F4. Germany women vs. F1. Canada women at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

5:00 p.m.: G4. Colombia women vs. G1. United States women at Arena Amazônia, Manaus

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

5:00 p.m.: G2. New Zealand women vs. G3. France women at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- NBCOlympics.com

8:00 p.m.: E4. South Africa women vs. E1. Brazil women at Arena Amazônia, Manaus

- NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

8:00 p.m.: E2. China women vs. E3. Sweden women at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCOlympics.com

Wednesday, August 10

11:00 a.m.: D2. Algeria men vs. D3. Portugal men at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCOlympics.com

11:00 a.m.: D4. Argentina men vs. D1. Honduras men at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

2:00 p.m.: C4. Germany men vs. C1. Fiji men at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCOlympics.com

2:00 p.m.: C2. South Korea men vs. C3. Mexico men at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- MSNBC

5:00 p.m.: B4. Japan men vs. B1. Sweden men at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

5:00 p.m.: B2. Colombia men vs. B3. Nigeria men at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- NBC Universo

8:00 p.m.: A4. Denmark men vs. A1. Brazil men at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

8:00 p.m.: A2. South Africa men vs. A3. Iraq men at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- NBCOlympics.com

Quarterfinals

Friday, August 12

11:00 a.m.: 1G. women vs. 3E. or 3F. women at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

2:00 p.m.: 2E. women vs. 2F. women at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- MSNBC and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

3:00 p.m.: 1F. women vs. 2G. women at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- CNBC and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

8:00 p.m.: 1E. women vs. 3F. or 3G. women at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Saturday, August 13

11:00 a.m.: 1D. men vs. 2C. men at Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

2:00 p.m.: 1B. men vs. 2A. men at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

5:00 p.m.: 1C. men vs 2D. men at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- CNBC (joined in progress at 6:30 p.m.) and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

8:00 p.m.: 1A. men vs. 2B. men at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Semifinals

Tuesday, August 16

11:00 a.m.: 1E. women or 3F. women or 3G. women vs. 1G. women or 3E. women or 3F. women at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

2:00 p.m.: 1F. women or 2G. women vs. 2E. women or 2F. women at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Wednesday, August 17

11:00 a.m.: 1C. men or 2D. men vs. 1A. men or 2B. men at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

2:00 p.m.: 1B. men or 2A. men vs. 1D. men or 2C. men at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Medal rounds

Friday, August 19

11:00 a.m.: TBD women vs. TBD women, bronze medal game at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

- MSNBC and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

3:30 p.m.: TBD women vs. TBD women, gold medal game at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

Saturday, August 20

11:00 a.m.: TBD men vs. TBD men, bronze medal game at Estádio Minerão, Belo Horizonte

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel

3:30 p.m.: TBD men vs. TBD men, gold medal game at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

- NBCSN and NBC Olympic Soccer Channel