Japan vs Spain LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for big clash – Tokyo Olympics semi-final updates

JAPAN will be looking to make it to the football final of their own Olympic Games but have to beat Spain in the last four first.

Spain are hopeful of progressing to the final of the Games for the first time since 2000, where they won a silver medal in Sydney.

Follow all the action with our live blog below

What time does Spain vs Japan kick-off?

  • Spain's huge semi-final clash with Japan will get underway from 12pm UK time on Tuesday, August 3. 
  • The game will take place at the Saitama Stadium in Satitama, Japan. 
  • There will be no fans in attendance at the clash because of coronavirus restrictions. 

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Japan vs Spain will be shown live on the Eurosport Player and Discovery+. 
  • You can catch build-up to the game from 11.30am UK time. 
  • The Eurosport and Discovery+ apps are available for download onto your tablet or mobile device. 
  • Dylan Terry


    Spain to line up in a familiar 4-3-3 formation. Very strong spine to that side with headline names such as Torres, Garcia, Pedri, Olmo and Oyarzabal all featuring.

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    Still no clearer who the winner of this match will face. Mexico and Brazil are still locked together at 0-0 heading into the second period of extra-time.

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    How good is this man? Just a teenager but already Spaniard Pedri is a European star.

    He made 52 appearances for Barcelona last season, then went to the Euros with Spain and is now at the Olympics.


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  • Dylan Terry


    And here is Spain's starting line-up: Simon, Cucurella, Garcia, Gil, Merino, Mir, Olmo, Oyarzabal, Pedri, Torres, Zubimendi

  • Dylan Terry


    Here is Japan's starting XI for the match at midday: Tani, Doan, Endo, Hatate, Hayashi, Itakura, Kubo, Nakayama, Sakai, Tanaka, Yoshida

  • Dylan Terry


    I will bring you team news as soon as I get it. Not long until we find out. Spain will be the favourites heading into the semi-final against the hosts.

    A reminder that the winner will guarantee themselves a medal.

  • Dylan Terry


    Welcome to live coverage of the men's Olympic football semi-final between Japan and Spain!

    The winner of this one will face Mexico or Brazil in the final for the gold medal. That one is currently in extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes.

    But who will join them? One hour until kick off at 12pm BST.

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