The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics are only the sixth to feature women’s soccer, and No. 1 ranked team USA has won gold at four out of the past five Games. They are also the reigning World Cup champions, having defeated Japan 5-2 in 2015, claiming their first World Cup title since 1999. And even as the USA men’s team failed to make the games, the women’s team has a reputation for being one of the best soccer teams of all time—male or female.
If they win gold in Rio, they’ll also make history, becoming the first female team to win the World Cup and Olympic gold back to back.
On Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. EST, the American women will face one of their biggest rivals in this year’s Olympic competition: France.
Ranked third in the world according to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association—better known as FIFA—the French women’s team will do their best to topple team USA and stand in their way of making Olympic history.
How to Live Stream:
NBCUniversal’s networks and digital platforms will be showing nearly 7,000 hours of programing over 19 days during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will also live stream coverage of the Games for pay TV subscribers via TV Everywhere. You can download the NBC Sports app to your Android TV, Apple TV, Xbox or Roku or use the iOS, Android, or Windows Phone apps.
You can also live stream Olympic matches from NBC here, with no login required.