Sweden take on Atlanta 1996 gold medallists Nigeria in their second game in Group B on Sunday (7 August)

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 11pm BST (Sunday). 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 began their Olympic campaign with an entertaining 5-4 win over Japan and will be keen to continue their momentum when they face Sweden on Sunday. Despite arriving in Brazil just six hours prior to kick-off, the Super Eagles remained focused and dispatched the Asian U23 champions, in a game that saw both teams struggle defensively.

Samson Siasia's side had Oghenekaro Etebo to thank after the midfielder scored four of Nigeria's five goals. They will be hoping to tighten up at the back when they face Sweden on Sunday, after conceding four goals against Japan. Nigeria won their only gold medal 20 years ago at Atlanta 1996, following which they have managed just one silver medal, which was at Beijing 2008.

Mikael Ishak
Mikael Ishak is the player to watch for Sweden after he starred during their triumphant run the Uefa U21 Championships in 2015 Getty

Sweden, meanwhile, played out a 2-2 draw against Colombia in their opening encounter and sit in the second place on the table two points behind Nigeria. The Swedes are only making their second appearance, with their previous outing coming in the 1992 games in Barcelona when they were knocked out in the quarter-finals.

It is the first time Nigeria and Sweden are meeting in the Olympics, but the Swedes hold an advantage in the head-to-head record between the two nations.


Nigeria to book their place in the knockout stages.

Team News

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

Sweden – possible XI: Linde; Milosevic, Lundqvist, Konate, Nilsson; Tibbling, Khalili -Tankovic , Ajdarevic, Quaison; 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
ColombiaESPN, Fox Sports
Costa RicaESPN
FranceFrance 4, Foot+
HondurasClaro Sports
Hong KongTVB Sport
IrelandLFC TV
ItalyPremium Sport HD
Middle EastbeIN Sports Arabia
NigeriaSuper Sport 6 Africa, Super Sport 3, Super Sport 9
NorwayTV2 Sumo
PortugalSport TV3
SwedenTV3 Sweden, Viasat Sport
United StatesUSA Network, NBC Sports