The beautiful game has no equal, football is by far the most watched game may it be the La Liga, English Premier League or the Olympic games. 16 countries in the men’s category and 12 for women will compete for gold & glory at the Rio Olympics this year. Here are all the teams participating in Rio 2016:

After Mexico out classed the competition in London 2012, while the USA took the women’s gold this year is going to be a thunderous competition. Brazil are being hyped as gold contenders with the sensational Neymar Jr. starring for the team.Also participating will be FIFA World champions Germany followed by Nigeria, Argentina, and London Olympic gold winners Mexico in the men’s category.

How to watch football live in Rio Olympics 2016

With a multitude of broadcasters to choose from you can watch Rio Olympics football online and on mobile devices. You can watch with your official TV broadcaster or watch football live using one of the following:
• USA – NBC Universal
• United Kingdom – BBC
• Australia – Seven Network
• Canada – CBC
• European Countries – SportFive

Each of the broadcasters listed above are only allowed to telecast the event in their own region and while geo-restricting those accessing from outside the official region. To unblock the official Rio Olympics football streaming you can use a Virtual Private Network. For you convenience, we have listed the 5 best VPN providers to unblock and watch Olympics football live:

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Watch Rio Olympics Football Live on NBC outside US

If you reside in a region that does not have an online streaming service covering Rio 2016 football live you can follow these steps to unblock and stream all matches. For example, if you want to connect to NBC Universal’s Olympic channel then you would:

  • Connect your VPN to a USA VPN server
  • Go to
  • Watch Rio Olympics football live and enjoy

Football Live Streaming Schedules in Rio Olympics 2016

Group stages are scheduled to begin on August 3 with the Women group stages, followed by the Men’s group stages on August 4. Each team is given two days rest before their next match. The quarter finals for Women and Men category are scheduled to be on August 12 and August 13, respectively.

A three day rest will follow prior to the semifinals that will take place on August 16 and August 17. The third place match and the final will be played on August 19 for Women and August 20 for the Men’s main events. For a day to day match schedule for each team, you can visit the official Rio calendar.

In a Nutshell

Fans of the beautiful game should get ready for a massive festival of international competition. Watch football live without missing a moment at the Rio Olympics 2016. Watch with your official broadcaster or unblock one of the live football streaming channels including BBC, HotStar and NBC.

We are supporting the German football machine at the Olympics, who are you supporting? Let us know in the comments section below.

Ameer Abbas

Ameer Abbas is a senior editor and a most viewed writer on Quora in Internet Privacy, Cyber Security, VPN and Torrents. He has continued work as a privacy advocate with Best VPN Provider and is working towards becoming an established privacy & security author online. Ameer takes a keen interest in technology, geo-political affairs and international cyber laws. Ameer loves outdoor sports including cricket, swimming, athletics, and football.
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