Brazil vs Spain: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Olympic football gold medal final TODAY

BRAZIL are defending their Olympic football gold medal against Spain as the two strongest squads in the competition face off.

The Brazilians, captained by Dani Alves, needed penalties to get past a Mexico B team after a goalless draw and will hope to see a bit more from their strikeforce in the final.

Richarlison is on the verge of winning the Golden Boot[/caption]
Defender Pau Torres is likely to be key to Spain’s chances[/caption]

Spain were also made to work hard for a place in the final, leaving it until the last five minutes of extra time to beat Japan 1-0 through a brilliant Marco Asensio strike.

What time does Brazil vs Spain kick off?

  • Brazil take on Spain on Saturday, August 7.
  • The match kicks off at 12.30pm.
  • It will be played at the Yokohama International Stadium, where Brazil beat Germany in the 2002 World Cup final.
  • Brazil last met Spain in the Olympic Games in 1976, when they ran out 2-1 winners.

What TV channel is Brazil vs Spain on and can I live stream it?

Team news

Richarlison is top scorer for Brazil with five goals and is almost certain to start in a front three for the Olympic final.

Paulinho, Claudinho and Antony are likely to start behind the Everton man, with Matheus Cunha set to miss out through injury.

Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa and Arsenal target Bruno Guimaraes are likely to retain their positions as holding midfielders.

And the back four of Guilherme Arana, Diego Carlos, Nino and Dani Alves hasn’t changed once during the tournament, so should remain the same.

Spain boss Luis de la Fuente has a nice selection problem as he decides whether to stick with quarter-final hat-trick hero Rafa Mir in his starting line-up or revert to Asensio.

Unai Simon, who also keeps goal for the senior Spain team, can win the Golden Glove with a clean sheet in the final, as can Brazil opposite number Santos.

Martin Zubimendi, Pedri and Mikel Merino are all set to start in midfield.

Experienced defenders Pau Torres and Eric Garcia should retain their spots at centre-back.

Meanwhile at full-back De La Fuente will choose between keeping Marc Cucurella and Oscar Gil in the line-up or reverting to the quarter-final pairing of Juan Miranda and Oscar Mingueza.

Brazil squad

  • Santos* (GK)
  • Brenno (GK)
  • Lucao (GK)
  • Diego Carlos*
  • Ricardo Graca
  • Guilherme Arana
  • Dani Alves* (c)
  • Bruno Fuchs
  • Nino
  • Abner
  • Gabriel Menino
  • Douglas Luiz
  • Bruno Guimaraes
  • Matheus Henrique
  • Reinier
  • Claudinho
  • Paulinho
  • Matheus Cunha
  • Richarlison
  • Antony
  • Malcom
  • Gabriel Martinelli

Spain squad

  • Unai Simon (GK)
  • Alvaro Fernandez (GK)
  • Ivan Villar (GK)
  • Oscar Mingueza
  • Marc Cucurella
  • Pau Torres
  • Jesus Vallejo (c)
  • Eric Garcia
  • Oscar Gil
  • Martin Zubimendi
  • Mikel Merino*
  • Dani Ceballos*
  • Carlos Soler
  • Jon Moncayola
  • Pedri
  • Javi Puado
  • Bryan Gil
  • Marco Asensio*
  • Mikel Oyarzabal
  • Rafa Mir
  • Dani Olmo

*Over-aged player

Latest odds

To win in 90 minutes

Brazil 13/8

Draw 15/8

Spain 19/10

To win the gold medal

Brazil 8/11

Spain Evens

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Thursday, August 5

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