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Australia vs Spain LIVE: Latest updates from Olympic Football

AUSTRALIA are surprise leaders of the Olympic Games’ Group of Death as they go into their second game against Spain.

The Aussies stunned Argentina 2-0 to top the group and can book their place in the quarter-finals with a win today.

  • Start time: 11.30am BST
  • TV/Live stream: Eurosport 5/Discovery+
  • Australia XI: Glover, Atkinson, Souttar, Peng, King, McGree, Metcalfe, Genreau, Wales, Arzani, Duke
  • Spain XI: Simon, Gil, Garcia, Torres, Cucurella, Zubimendi, Pedri, Soler, Puado, Olmo, Oyarzabal

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

What time does Australia vs Spain kick off?

  • Australia take on Spain on Sunday, July 25.
  • The match kicks off at 11.30am UK time – 7.30pm in Japan.
  • It will take place at the Sapporo Dome.

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

  • Australia vs Spain is live on Eurosport 5.
  • To stream the game live, head to the Eurosport Player or discover+.

Can I watch Australia vs Spain for free?

Team news

Oscar Mingueza looks set to sit this one out after pulling up injured against Egypt.

Jesus Vallejo is likely to be the replacement, as he was in the opening game.

Dani Ceballos also went off injured in the opening game and is set to be replaced by Carlos Soler or Jon Moncayola.

Rafa Mir may also earn a start after an ineffective opening game display from Mikel Oyarzabal.

Marco Tilio will hope for a start for Australia after coming on as a substitute to net the second goal against Argentina.

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    31. Australia are a side that can play the ball around nicely.

    But Spain are making it incredibly hard for Australia to get a foot on the ball.

    And out of possession, Spain relentlessly press until they win the ball back.

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    28. Pedri pinches the ball on the halfway line and plays a defence-splitting pass through to Oyarzabal.

    But the linesman quickly has his flag up, bringing the sweeping attack to a grinding halt.

    Pedri is pulling the strings in midfield, as expected.

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    24. It’s all Spain at the minute.

    Credit: REUTERS
  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    20. OFF THE BAR!

    Oyarzabal receives the ball on the turn 25 yards from goal.

    The Real Sociedad winger gets the beating of his marker and unleashes a venomous strike on goal.

    His effort beats the keeper, but crashes off the underside of the crossbar!

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    18. Olmo works the ball wide to Gil on the right-hand side.

    The young Spaniard delivers a good cross into Australia’s box, but a defender gets their foot on the ball first.

    The second ball falls to Pedri on the half volley, and the Barca ace connects well with the shot.

    But the keeper saves.

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    15. Oyarzabal cuts inside onto his favoured left foot and tries to curl an effort into the far corner.

    But his effort takes a deflection and lands safely in the arms of the Austraian goalkeeper.

    Oyarzabal stays down temporarily with a slight knock.

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    11. Arzani charges down the left-hand side and breaks into Spain’s penalty area.

    The Australia No11 gets to the byline and tries to sneak a shot in at the near post.

    But his effort crashes into the side netting.

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    8. Spain are knocking the ball around well, holding onto possession.

    The Spaniards are playing like how they did at the Euros. Slow but patient in possession.

    Pedri, in particular, is one to look out for as he’ll be pulling the strings in the midfield.

    Australia vs Spain LIVE: Latest updates from Olympic Football
    Credit: REUTERS
  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    5. Pedri shows his fancy footwork down the left-hand side and wins Spain a free-kick in a dangerous area.

    Soler steps up and tries to bend the free-kick up and over the tall Australian wall.

    But his effort crashes into the wall and Australia clear.

  • AUSTRALIA 0-0 SPAIN

    1. Spain get the game underway through Pedri!

    The Spaniards do, however, lose the ball rather quickly forcing Gil to stick a foot in.

    And the Spanish midfielder is booked early doors.

  • PEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND WE’RE OFF IN JAPAN!

  • HERE COME THE TEAMS

    Both sets of players are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off!

    Spain have a really, really talented squad on display today…. the likes of Pedri, Olmo, Oyarzabal and Garcia all starting.

    Cue the national anthems….. Spain to go first!

  • SPAIN XI

    Simon; Gil, Garcia, Torres, Cucurella; Zubimendi, Soler; Puado, Pedri, Olmo; Oyarzabal.

  • AUSTRALIA XI

    Glover; Atkinson, Souttar, Deng, King; McGree, Genreau, Metcalfe; Arzani, Duke, Wales.

  • GOOD MORNING

    And welcome to the live blog for Australia vs Spain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

    Spain have brought some heavy hitters from their Euro 2020 squad.

    So the Spanish are expected to reach the latter rounds of the competition, like they did at the Euros.

    Australia are, however, won’t be an easy task as they have some young talented players in their ranks.

    Stay tuned!

  • GOOD MORNING

    And welcome to the live blog for Australia vs Spain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

    Another massive game on at the Games is expected to get underway imminently.

    Spain have taken some of their Euro 2020 stars, so they’re expected to get through the rounds rather easily.



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