This is a critical match for South Korea in their quest for a soccer medal at the Rio Olympics. Thanks to a last-gasp draw against Germany that felt like a loss, Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min and his South Korean teammates need a win today against Mexico in order to be assured of progression to the Olympic quarterfinal round.
A draw would be bad, but not disastrous. A draw against Mexico and a German win over Fiji (very likely) and it all goes down to goal differential. Thanks to Korea’s 8-0 thumping of Fiji in the opening match, they own a sizable goal differential, and that helps, but they’d rather not back into the quarterfinals, thank you very much.
Sonny’s scored in each of Korea’s first two games, including a beauty that nutmegged the keeper against Germany. Let’s see if he can keep up his excellent showing and take his team to the cusp of a medal (and abdication of his military service duties).
How to Watch
Date/Time -- Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET (8 pm BST)
Venue: Estadio Mané Garrincha, Brasilia, Brazil
TV: MSNBC (USA), NBC Universo / Telemundo (USA - Spanish), BBC Red Button (UK), Not televised (Canada), other countries at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBCOlympics.com / NBC Sports Live Extra (USA), Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (USA - Spanish), CBC Player (Canada)
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