Men's soccer Olympics schedule: Paris Olympics group play, knockout stage matches

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games officially begin at the opening ceremony on July 26, but the men's soccer gold medal race begins earlier.

Men's soccer will be the very first Olympic event in 2024 when its first match kicks off the morning of July 24. In total, the tournament will run for just over two weeks before the gold medal game on August 9, which is two days before the closing ceremony of this year's Games.

The men's soccer bracket features 16 national teams split into four groups of four. The top two teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage, which features a quarterfinal and semifinal round before the bronze and gold medal games.

Here's everything to know about the men's side of the Olympics soccer tournament during the 2024 Paris Games.

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The USMNT's Christian Pulisic (10) controls the ball while defended by Brazil's Rodrygo during the first half at Camping World Stadium.
The USMNT's Christian Pulisic (10) controls the ball while defended by Brazil's Rodrygo during the first half at Camping World Stadium.

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Olympics 2024: Men's soccer Olympic groups for Paris

Group A

  • France (Hosts)

  • United States

  • Guinea

  • New Zealand

Group B

  • Argentina

  • Morocco

  • Iraq

  • Ukraine

Group C

  • Uzbekistan

  • Spain

  • Egypt

  • Dominican Republic

Group D

  • Japan

  • Paraguay

  • Mali

  • Israel

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Olympics 2024: Men's soccer group match schedule

All times Eastern.

Wednesday, July 24

Group A

  • Guinea vs. New Zealand, 11 a.m.

  • France vs. United States, 3 p.m.

Group B

  • Argentina vs. Morocco, 9 a.m.

  • Iraq vs. Ukraine, 1 p.m.

Group C

  • Uzbekistan vs. Spain, 9 a.m.

  • Egypt vs. Dominican Republic, 11 a.m.

Group D

  • Japan vs. Paraguay, 1 p.m.

  • Mali vs. Israel, 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 27

Group A

  • New Zealand vs. United States, 1 p.m.

  • France vs. Guinea, 3 p.m.

Group B

  • Argentina vs. Iraq, 9 a.m.

  • Ukraine vs. Morocco, 11 a.m.

Group C

  • Dominican Republic vs. Spain, 9 a.m.

  • Uzbekistan vs. Egypt, 11 a.m.

Group D

  • Israel vs. Paraguay, 1 p.m.

  • Japan vs. Mali, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30

Group A

  • United States vs. Guinea, 1 p.m.

  • New Zealand vs. France, 1 p.m.

Group B

  • Ukraine vs. Argentina, 11 a.m.

  • Morocco vs. Iraq, 11 a.m.

Group C

  • Dominican Republic vs. Uzbekistan, 9 a.m.

  • Spain vs. Egypt, 9 a.m.

Group D

  • Paraguay vs. Mali, 3 p.m.

  • Israel vs. Japan, 3 p.m.

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Olympics 2024: Men's soccer knockout rounds schedule

Friday, August 2

  • Men's Quarterfinal #1: 9 a.m.

  • Men's Quarterfinal #2: 11 a.m.

  • Men's Quarterfinal #3: 1 p.m.

  • Men's Quarterfinal #4: 3 p.m.

Monday, August 5

  • Men's Semifinal #1: Noon

  • Men's Semifinal #2: 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 8

Men's bronze medal match: 11 a.m.

Friday, August 9

Men's gold medal match: Noon

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Paris Olympics 2024: Men's soccer groups, schedule for Summer Games