Japan will take on Sweden in their third and final Group B encounter at the Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador Wednesday (10 August).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 11pm BST (Wednesday). 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 tablet.

Below is a list of all Olympics 2016 Football broadcasters from across the world.


Japan take on Sweden in a must win clash for both teams if they are to have any chance of joining Nigeria in the quarter-finals of the football event in Rio. Even a win will not be enough for them to progress if Colombia beat Nigeria in their game that takes place simultaneously.

Japan, who are the reigning Asian U23 champions, were expected to progress beyond the group stages, but a shock 5-4 loss to Nigeria in the opening match, and a draw with Colombia has put them on the verge of an exit from the competition.

Takuma Asano
Takuma Asano has scored two goals in two games for Japan in the Olympics thus far Getty

Similarly, Sweden also suffered a 1-0 loss to the African nation following their 2-2 draw against the South Americans in the opening encounter, which has taken their fate in the competition out of their hands. The Asians will be favourite to win the match, and it could turn out be an entertaining affair for the neutrals as both teams will be going for an outright win.

It is the first time Japan and Sweden will be facing each other in the Olympics. The Scandinavian nation are making their second appearance in the Olympics since it was converted to being an U23 tournament. Japan, on the other hand, are making their sixth appearance with their best finish coming at London 2012 when they finished in fourth place.

Team News


Possible XI: Nakamura; Muroya, Shiotani, Ueda, Fujiharu; Yajima, Endo, Ideguchi, Nakajima; Asano, Koroki.


Possible XI: Linde; Lundqvist, Milosevic, Nilsson, Konate; Tibbling, Fransson, Khalili, Quaison; Ajdarevic, Ishak.

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

United KingdomBBC
AlgeriabeIN Sports Arabia
BrazilFox Sports Brazil
ChileESPN, Fox Sports
ColombiaClaro Sports, Caracol TV, Direct TV Sports Colombia
Costa RicaESPN
FranceFrance 4, Foot+
HondurasClaro Sports
Hong KongTVB Sport
IrelandLFC TV
JapanNHK Japan
Middle EastbeIN Sports Arabia
New ZealandSKY GO NZ
NorwayTV2 Sumo
SwedenTV3 Sweden, Viasat Sport
SpainTVE La 1, TDP
United StatesUSA Network, NBC Sports