Egypt vs Spain LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news for Olympic Football clash in Sapporo – latest updates

SPAIN begin their Olympic challenge with a clash against Egpyt in Sapporo.

With a host of youthful talent, the Spanish are one of the favourites to take the gold medal this summer.

  • Start time: 8.30am GMT
  • TV/Live stream: Eurosport Player
  • Egypt XI: Elshenawy; Eraky, El Wench, Hegazy, Galal, Fotouh; Ashour, Tawfik; Mohamed, Sobhi, Rayan
  • Spain XI: Simon; Mingueza, Garcia, Torres, Miranda; Pedri, Merino, Olmo, Ceballos, Asensio; Oyarzabal

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

When is Egypt vs Spain?

  • The first group stage match for each of these nations will be held on Thursday, July 22.
  • Kick-off is at 8.30am BST.
  • Stick with us here on SunSport where we will be running a live blog for this game from 7am.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

You can catch this game live on the Eurosport Player or Discovery+.

Both are subscription streaming only services, with apps available on the Play Store or App Store.

 

 

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    SPAIN FORMATION

    Spain manager Luis de la Fuente seems to have opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation against Egypt.

    Unai Simon starts in goal with Oscar Mingueza at right-back and Juan Miranda on the other side, while Eric Garcia and Pau Torres link up at centre-back.

    Pedri and Mikel Merino team up in midfield with Dani Ceballos at No10.

    Dani Olmo covers the right flank with Marco Asensio on the other side, while Mikel Oyarzabal leads the attack

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    EGYPT SUBS

    Hamdy, Fouad, Mohsen, Adel, Ramadan, Mansy, Sobhy

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    SPAIN SUBS

    Cucurella, Vallejo, Mir, Fernandez, Soler, Moncayola, Gil

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    EGYPT XI

    Elshenawy; Eraky, El Wench, Hegazy, Galal, Fotouh; Ashour, Tawfik; Mohamed, Sobhi, Rayan

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    SPAIN XI

    Simon; Mingueza, Garcia, Torres, Miranda; Pedri, Merino, Olmo, Ceballos, Asensio; Oyarzabal

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    THE TEAM SHEETS ARE IN!!!

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    HEAD TO HEAD

    Today's encounter is going to mark only the second time Spain and Egypt lock horns across all competitions.

    The two nations first met back in 2006 during a friendly match in Elche which the Furia Roja won 2-0 thanks to goals by Raul and former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes.

    Thus, this will be the first time they share the pitch in the Olympics with the Spaniards going after their first gold medal since the 1992 Games in Barcelona.

    The Pharaohs, on the other hand, will be competing in their 12th Olympic men’s football tournament

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    GOOD MORNING FROM SAPPORO

    Welcome to our live coverage of the group stage match between Spain and Egypt in the 2020 Olympics at the Sapporo Dome.

    The men's football tournament kicks off a day before Friday's opening ceremony in Tokyo, which will officially commence the Olympic Games in Japan after a year's delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Spain manager Luis de la Fuente has been fortunate enough to call up six players who made the semi-finals of Euro 2020 just a month earlier.

    Those are Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon, Barcelona star Pedri, former Manchester City ace Eric Garcia, who now plays for Barca, Villarreal defender Pau Torres, Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal and RB Leipzig player Dani Olmo.

    De la Fuente has also included some other familiar faces, such as Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, Wolves' Rafa Mir and Dani Ceballos, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to Real.

    Egypt boss Shawky Gharieb, on the other side, was unable to include Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah, even though the national hero expressed a desire to represent his country.

    Premier League fans may struggle to recognise a raft of players within the Pharaohs' squad but there is at least one they know.

    And that is the team's captain Ahmed Hegazi, who spent four years at West Brom and now plays for Al-Ittihad, ever since his exit from the Hawthorns last year

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  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOD MORNING FROM SAPPORO

    Welcome to our live coverage of the group stage match between Spain and Egypt in the 2020 Olympics at the Sapporo Dome.

    The men's football tournament kicks off a day before Friday's opening ceremony in Tokyo, which will officially commence the Olympic Games in Japan after a year's delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Spain manager Luis de la Fuente has been fortunate enough to call up six players who made the semi-finals of Euro 2020 just a month earlier.

    Those are Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon, Barcelona star Pedri former Manchester City ace Eric Garcia, who now plays for Barca, Villarreal defender Pau Torres, Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal and RB Leipzig player Dani Olmo.

    De la Fuente has also included some other familiar faces, such as Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, Wolves' Rafa Mir and Dani Ceballos, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Arsenal before returning to Real.

    Egypt boss Shawky Gharieb, on the other side, was unable to include Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah, even though the national hero expressed a desire to represent his country.

    Premier League fans may struggle to recognise a raft of players within the Pharaohs' squad but there is at least one they know.

    And that is the team's captain Ahmed Hegazi, who spent four years at West Brom and now plays for Al-Ittihad, ever since his exit from the Hawthorns last year

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