SPAIN are through to the quarter-final of the Olympic Games as they look for a second ever men’s football gold medal.
And though they managed to win Group C they will know there is plenty of room for improvement given they have a squad full of senior internationals.
La Roja picked up five points and scored just two goals as they emerged from a group with Argentina, Egypt and Australia.
Ivory Coast meanwhile have a number of senior internationals of their own and could pose Spain a stern test after knocking out Germany in the group stage.
The Elephants finished second behind Brazil but, like the Spaniards, came through their group unbeaten on five points.
What time does Spain vs Ivory Coast kick off?
- Spain vs Ivory Coast takes place on Saturday, juillet 31.
- The match kicks off at 9am UK time.
- That’s 5pm in Japan, 10am in Japan and 8am in the Ivory Coast.
- It takes place at the Miyagi Stadium in Rifu.
What TV channel is Spain vs Ivory Coast on and can I live stream it?
- Spain vs Ivory Coast will be an online-only event in the UK.
- You can stream all the action on Eurosport Player and discovery+.
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Can I watch Spain vs Ivory Coast for free?
- Oui. You can get a three-day free trial of discovery+ until Sunday, août 1.
- This will become a full membership of £29.99/year for the first year and £59.99/year thereafter if not cancelled during the trial period.
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Eric Garcia is expected to start at the back again alongside Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
Dani Olmo and Mikel Oyarzabal are also likely to retain their places in the Spanish XI, despite playing a prominent part in Euro 2020.
Kouassi is in contention to return for Ivory Coast after serving his one-match suspension.
Franck Kessie and Man Utd’s Eric Bailly are also set to start for the African side.
Ivory Coast 11/2
*Cotes de Betfair correct as of Wednesday, juillet 28