Argentina will come against Australia at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 6:30 AM (ET) in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Group Stage. Here, you will find when this Group C Matchday 1 soccer game will be played and how to watch it in the US.
This will be their third Olympic meeting. Australia are yet to celebrate a victory in head-to-head games, with Argentina having grabbed a triumph in both of their two previous clashes so far, and no games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent game was played on August 10, 2008, and it ended in a victory for the Albiceleste with a final result of a plain 1-0. It promises to be a more exciting clash as they meet for the first time in more than 12 years, this time in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Argentina vs Australia: Match Information
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Time: 6:30 AM (ET)
Location: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Argentina vs Australia: Times by State in the US
ET: 6:30 AM
CT: 5:30 AM
MT: 4:30 AM
PT: 3:30 AM
Argentina vs Australia: Storylines
Argentina men's national Olympic soccer team featured in three matches of the 2016 Rio Games. They hit all three combinations, winning 2-1 against Algeria, drawing 1-1 with Honduras, and losing 1-0 to Portugal. The White and Sky Blues will also play against Egypt on July 25, and Spain on July 28 in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Group Stage.
Australia, meanwhile, didn't take part in Rio 2016 games after failing to secure a spot in the Qualifiers. Their last appearance was in Beijing 2008, when they ended up at the bottom of Group A with two defeats and a tie. In the next two Group Stage fixtures, the Socceroos will face Spain on July 25 and Egypt three days later, on July 28.
These opponents have a long history of head-to-head clashes as their first one dates back to August 17, 2004, when Argentina celebrated a simple 1-0 victory in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to go into the next game with a win in Matchday 1.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Argentina vs Australia in the U.S.
The 2020 Olympic Games Group Stage Matchday 1 match between Argentina and Australia, to be played on Thursday, at the Sapporo Dome, will be broadcasted on Olympic Channel, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports App, NBCOlympics.com, UNIVERSO in the United States.
Argentina vs Australia: Predictions And Odds
The odds are heavily in favor of Argentina. FanDuel see them as the absolute favorites to claim their first win in the Group Stage and they have given them -190 odds. The Australians, meanwhile, have a whopping +550 odds to cause an early upset in the 2020 Tokyo Men's Soccer Tournament, while a tie would result in a +290 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel