Spain will continue to seek a first semi-final appearance at the Olympic Games for two decades when they face the Ivory Coast in the men's tournament quarter-finals in Rifu at Tokyo 2020.
La Rojita topped Group C with an unbeaten run to make it to the last eight but will have to overcome Les Elephants, who held Brazil to a draw and eliminated Germany in Group D.
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Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch the men's Olympics soccer tournament on TV, how to stream online, team news and more.
|Games||Spain vs Ivory Coast|
|Date||July 31, 2021|
|Times||4am ET, 1am PT|
|Stream||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV channel, live stream and how to watch
In the United States (US), this year's Olympics soccer games can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (watch with a 7-day free trial).
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
|U.S. TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
Team news and rosters
|Goalkeepers||Simon, Fernandez, Villar|
|Defenders||Mingueza, Cucurella, Torres, Vallejo, Garcia, Oscar Gil, Miranda|
|Midfielders||Zubimendi, Merino*, Ceballos*, Soler, Moncayola, Pedri, Puado, Bryan Gil|
|Forwards||Asensio*, Mir, Oyarzabal, Olmo|
Having edged Group C thanks to a draw with Argentina, Luis de la Fuente's side will have been delighted to avoid Brazil in the last eight - but La Rojita will be under no illusions that they are in for an easy ride at Miyagi Stadium.
Given that a whole host of players doubled up at Euro 2020 before heading to Japan, fears of burnout could still rear their head for Spain - but with such talents like Pedri and Ferran Torres delivering the goods, they may have enough left in the tank to snatch a medal finish.
Predicted Spain starting XI: Simon; O Gil, Garcia, Torres, Cucurella; Merino, Zubimendi, Pedri; Asensio, Oyarzabal, Olmo.
|Position||Ivory Coast roster|
|Goalkeepers||Nagoli, Tape, Tie|
|Defenders||Gnaka, Bailly*, Dabila, I Diallo, Singo, Ouattara, Kouao|
|Midfielders||I Doumbia, Kessie*, Kouassi, Timite|
|Forwards||Dao, A Diallo, Kouame, Keita, Bayo, Gradel*, A Doumbia|
A goalless draw with the Selecao, followed by a 1-1 encounter with Germany to eliminate the Europeans in their final Group D encounter has seen Soualiho Haidara's side match their best-ever Olympic finish merely by making the quarter-finals, a feat they also notched at Beijing 2008.
Over a decade later, they could book a first-ever semi-final berth if they can upset the odds in Rifu - but they'll need their star men, such as Milan's Franck Kessie and Manchester United duo Eric Bailly and Amad Diallo, to really step up to the plate.
Predicted Ivory Coast starting XI: Tape; Singo, Bailly, Dabila; I Diallo; A Diallo, Keita, Kouame, Kessie; Gradel, Dao.
|Spain results||Ivory Coast results|
|Spain 1-1 Argentina (Jul 28)||Germany 1-1 Ivory Coast (Jul 28)|
|Australia 0-1 Spain (Jul 25)||Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast (Jul 25)|
|Egypt 0-0 Spain (Jul 22)||Ivory Coast 2-1 Saudi Arabaia (Jul 22)|