Argentina will be up against 2016 Olympic champions Brazil in the bronze medal match of the men’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Argentina is aiming for its second bronze in the men’s volleyball at the Summer Games and the first since 1988, while Brazil will look to finish on the podium after they failed to defend their gold that they won five years ago in Rio.
Argentina vs Brazil Bronze medal match: Preview
Argentina stunned Italy to win 3-2 in the quarterfinals and made it to the last-four stage, looking promising. However, it seemed as if they lost all their energy in the quarters as France annihilated the Argentines in straight sets 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-22). Argentina has never won a medal at the Olympics in the past 33 years and it will be their last chance to achieve it against Brazil.
Brazil, on the other hand, will be mightily disappointed for losing the semifinal against the Russian Olympic Committee after pocketing the opening set. But taking nothing away from ROC, they played extremely well and as a result, floored the defending Olympic champions 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-23). It’s interesting to note that it was ROC’s second win over Brazil in Tokyo after the former defeated them in the preliminary stage as well.
Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Volleyball Argentina vs Brazil Bronze medal match: Venue and Timings
Argentina will play against Brazil in the bronze medal match of the men’s volleyball on 7th August, 2021 in the Ariake Arena situated in Tokyo.
- Japan (JST): 1:30 pm
- India (IST): 10:00 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 5:30 am
- Australia (AEST): 2:30 pm
- United States (EDT): 12:30 am
Argentina vs Brazil Bronze medal match: Prediction
Brazil have not lost to any other team except ROC (twice) in Tokyo and they deserved to be in the final. While, Argentina have already performed.beyond the expectation and despite crushing loss in the semis are high on confidence. Having said that, Brazil still enters the match as favourites and should pocket this match as well as the bronze medal. So final prediction is Brazil defeats Argentina 3-1.
Where to watch?
The match will be broadcasted on TV and live streamed worldwide.
Here’s where you can watch it live on TV:
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
Portugal: RTPRomania: TVR
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
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