Brazil begin their quest to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil with a Group A clash against South Africa at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on 4 August.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on the BBC. Scroll down for the list of channels showing the game outside the UK.


Brazil will hope home advantage will finally help them secure an Olympic gold medal in football — the only major honour they are yet to win in the country's flagship sport. The Selecao fell at the final hurdle at the last Olympics in London, losing 2-1 to Mexico.

Barcelona star Neymar will captain Brazil on home soil, while new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus could also start. Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson, Barcelona forward Rafinha and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos are other high-profile players included in the Olympic squad of the five-time world champions.

South Africa will be out to repeat their stunning 3-1 victory over Brazil at the 2000 summer Olympics in Sydney. The Bafana Bafana's U-23 team were beaten by the South American giants in a friendly match by the same score line in March.

Team news

Brazil squad: Weverton, Zeca, Rodrigo Caio, Marquinhos, Renato Augusto, Douglas Santos, Luan Vieira, Rafinha, Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Walace, William, Luan Garcia, Rodrigo Dourado, Thiago Maia, Felipe Anderson, Uilson

South Africa squad: Jody February, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Repo Malepe, Mothobi Mvala, Rivaldo Coetzee, Kwandakwensizwa Mngonyama, Menzi Masuku, Tyroane Sandows, Tashreeq Morris, Keagan Dolly, Aubrey Modiba, Lebo Mothiba, Abbubaker Mobara, Gift Motupa, Phumlani Ntshangase, Itumeleng Khune, Tebogo Moerane, Deolin Mekoa

Country/Region Broadcaster
United Kingdom BBC
Algeria beIN Sports Arabia
Australia 7mate
Austria ZDF
Brazil Fox Sports Brazil
Chile ESPN, Fox Sports
Colombia ESPN, Fox Sports
Costa Rica ESPN
France France 4, Foot+
Germany ZDF
Honduras Claro Sports
Hong Kong TVB Sport
Ireland LFC TV
Italy Premium Sport HD
Malaysia HyppTV
Middle East beIN Sports Arabia
New Zealand SKY GO NZ
Norway TV2 Sumo
Portugal Sport TV3
Spain TVE La 1, TDP
United States USA Network, NBC Sports