• Egypt and Ivory Coast have reached the quarter-finals of the men’s football tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Wednesday, while South Africa was crashed out following a third straight defeat.
  • Egypt qualified for the Olympic football quarter-finals for the first time since London 2012.
 
 The North Africans will play Brazil after a 2-0 win over Australia to secured second place in Group C ahead of Argentina, who played a 1-1 draw with group winners Spain.
 
Ivory Coast also qualified for the knockout stages as runners-up behind Brazil after they shared spoils with Germany 1-1 in Group D.
 
Egypt and Ivory Coast will be aiming to become the third African nation to win gold at the Olympic Games following Nigeria 1996 and Cameroon 2000.
 
Ghana won bronze at the 1992 Games while Egypt have finished fourth on two occasions, in 1928 and 1964.
 
Apart from their gold in Atlanta 96, Nigeria won both silver and bronze at the Olympics in 2008, and 2016 respectively.
 
Tokyo 2020 men’s quarter-final fixture schedule and kick-off times Saturday 31 July (all times local).

17:00 JST – Miyagi Stadium – Spain v Côte d’Ivoire

18:00 JST – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium – Japan v New Zealand

19:00 JST – Saitama Stadium – Brazil v Egypt

20:00 JST – International Stadium Yokohama – Republic of Korea v Mexico