Japan face a tough test against Spain in the semi-finals of the men's football at the Tokyo Olympics as they continue their gold medal quest.
With all four of Africa's Olympic competitors eliminated from the football tournaments, ESPN runs the rule over their performances in Japan.
Japan playmaker Takefusa Kubo is ready to give Spanish football a reminder of why he already has had spells at the country's biggest clubs.
Tuesday's Olympic semi will see Brazil face Mexico -- a contest that has the potential to be one of Latin America's great footballing rivalries.
Holders Brazil reached the Olympic men's football tournament semifinals following a narrow 1-0 victory over Egypt.
Check out all the fixtures, venues and kick-off times for Men's Olympic Games soccer and the knockout bracket.
Mexico overcame South Korea 6-3 in a a goal fest to reach the semifinals of the men's Olympic football tournament in Yokohama.
Hosts Japan displayed nerves of steel as they edged out New Zealand 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the men's Olympic football semifinals.
Spain have made the men's Olympic football semifinals as Rafa Mir scored a hat trick to secure a 5-2 victory over Ivory Coast in extra-time.
It was not pretty but Japan did enough to see off New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the Olympics men's football - and that's all that matters.
Brazil's Dani Alves has won 43 trophies for club and country. But he has his sights on Olympic gold and one last shot at an elusive World Cup title.
With the right blend of defensive experience and youthful flair, Japan may have found the key to unlocking gold at the Olympics.
Japan and South Korea will once again represent Asia in Olympic Games men's football after both qualified for the quarterfinals.
A much-changed Australia team was eliminated at the group stage, leaving them to wonder "what if?" while Egypt focus on a quarterfinal vs. Brazil.
Brazil are making progress at Tokyo 2020, and perhaps most intriguing is the emergence of Matheus Cunha, who's playing his way into the senior side.
Australia's men's Olympic football campaign that caused such excitement early is over after the Olyroos crashed out following a 2-0 loss to Egypt.
Ivory Coast ousted Germany while Egypt edged Argentina to the Olympic quarterfinals. Africa's teams impressed, aside from South Africa.
Mexico qualified for the knockout stages of the men's Olympic football tournament after beating South Africa 3-0.
Germany have been eliminated in the group stage of the men's Olympic football tournament after a 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast.
South Korea and Japan flew the flag for Asia in Olympics men's football on Sunday, but there was less joy for Saudi Arabia and Australia.
Takefusa Kubo and Ritsu Doan scored in the opening 11 minutes to lead Japan to a 2-1 victory over Mexico in men's Olympic soccer on Sunday.
South Africa coach David Notoane remains confident his side can make the quarterfinals of the Olympics, despite losing their opening two matches.
Spain dominated the match against Australia with their young stars but Australia showed that they still have a future at the Olympics and beyond.
Spain captain Mikel Oyarzabal's winner means the Olyroos' hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals come down to their final match against Egypt.
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