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Germany vs. South Korea live stream 2016: lineups, match thread, and how to watch Rio Olympics online

Son Heung-Min can secure progression out of their Olympic group with a win today against the Germans.

Opening Ceremony Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The Olympic Torch is lit at the Maracana in Rio.
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

South Korea had about the best start you could ask from them in the Rio Olympics. They absolutely pounded Fiji 8-0, even with Son Heung-Min not starting the match and coming on as a late sub. Thanks to Mexico and Germany drawing 2-2 the same day, Korea is atop their group heading into today’s match against Germany.

Germany is still Germany, even when they’re playing their U23 squad. The Bender twins, Lars and Sven, are two of Germany’s overage wild cards, and you might also recognize alleged Spurs target Matthias Ginter from Dortmund, and young Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry.

A win means no matter what else happens Korea advances out of their group and gets Sonny one step closer to an Olympic medal.

How to Watch

Date/Time -- Sunday, August 7, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET (8 pm BST)
Venue: Fonte Nova Arena, Salvador, Brazil
TV: NBC Sports Network (USA), BBC Red Button (UK), Not televised (Canada), 7mate (Australia), other countries at
Streaming: / NBC Sports Live Extra (USA), CBC Player (Canada)

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