Iraq will take on Denmark in a Group A clash of the Rio 2016 Olympics men's football at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia on Thursday, 4 August. It will be the first match for both sides and also the opening football match of the Olympics.

This is the second time the Iraq national team are participating in the Olympics having made themselves proud in 2004 at Athens. They progressed into the semi-finals where they were beaten by Paraguay and eventually ended their participation by finishing fourth. They qualified for Rio by finishing third in the AFC Cup, beating hosts Qatar on the way.

Iraq Football team
Iraq take on Denmark in the group stages of the OlympicsGetty

Denmark are in a similar situation as Iraq, having not made it to the Olympics in two decades. They crashed out of the group stages in 1996 and did not make it past the qualifying stages until this season. They made it to this tournament through the 2015 Uefa Euro U21 Championship where they were the semi-finalists.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5pm BST. The football matches of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be telecast live on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tabs.

Below is a list of TV channels that would air the game around the world:

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