Denmark take on Atlanta 1996 gold medallists Nigeria in the quarter-finals of the Olympics football event on Saturday (13 August).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST (Saturday). 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.


Nigeria have upset the odds and made it into the quarter-finals of the Olympics football event and are hoping to emulate the Dream Team of 1996, which beat Argentina to gold in the final. The Super Eagles' U23 squad were not the favourites to make it out of the group that also had Japan, but hard fought victories over the Asian U23 champions and Sweden saw them clinch a place in the last eight.

Samson Siasia's side lost their last game to Colombia 2-0, but is was of little consequence as they had already assured themselves of the top spot in the group. The African nation have won one gold and one silver in the football event in their seven Olympic appearances and they seem determined to add another.

Denmark team line up for a picture ahead of their final group game against Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympics Getty

Denmark, on the other hand, were the only team to score a goal in Group A going into the final round of fixtures after Brazil had played out two draws, while South Africa and Iraq failed to find the net in their opening two games. The Danes had beaten the South Africans 1-0 in their second game after a stalemate in their opening encounter against Iraq.

Niels Frederiksen's side, however, were beaten by the hosts 4-0 in their final group game, but ensured qualification in second place owing to their win over South Africa. Denmark have failed to find gold in their last eight appearances having twice failed in the summit clash to settle for silver. They also have a bronze medal to their name, which they won during the 1948 Olympics.

Team News


Possible XI: Akpeyi – Shehu, Madu, Amuzie, Troost-Ekong – Mikel, Etebo, Mohammed – Junior, Ezekiel, Umar.


Possible XI: Hojbjerg; Desler, Gregor, Gomes, Blabjerg; Borsting, Maxso, Jonsson, Vibe; Larsen, Brock-Madsen.

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
ColombiaESPN, Fox Sports
DenmarkTV2 Denmark
FranceFrance 4, Foot+
HondurasClaro Sports
Hong KongTVB Sport
IrelandLFC TV
ItalyPremium Sport HD
Middle EastbeIN Sports Arabia
New ZealandSKY GO NZ
NigeriaSuperSport 9
PortugalSport TV3
SpainTVE La 1, TDP
United StatesUSA Network, NBC Sports