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Viktor Axelsen will take on Chen Long in the second Men's badminton semi-final at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Friday (19 August).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1.35pm BST/9.35am local time. Live coverage will be available 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.

For international viewers, the online streaming link is available here. Live scores of the matches can also be found here.


World number four Axelsen, will be hoping to make it to the final of the men's badminton event by winning the semi-final clash on Friday. It is his first time in the Olympics and he will be look to bag gold at the 2016 Games.

In the quarter-final clash, Axelsen defeated Rajiv Ouseph to make it to the last four of the event. The match lasted 39 minutes as the Denmark star sealed a comfortable, straight set victory over Ouseph. The final scoreline was 21-12, 21-16.

Viktor Axelsen
Viktor Axelsen defeated Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph in the quarter-final Reuters

Meanwhile, Long faced South Korea's Son Wan-Ho in the quarter-final. Although the Chinese star won the first set 21-11 in 26 minutes, he lost the second set 21-18, and failed to register a win in straight sets.

However, Long ensured that he bounced back in the third and final set to clinch the match. He beat Wan-Ho 21-11 and that saw him make it to the last four of the event in Rio. A victory for either Axelsen or Long on Friday will see him assure at least a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.