By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Aug 10, 2012 10:00 AM EDT
Watch South Korea and Japan pair up in the men's soccer bronze medal match on Aug. 9 at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. Live streaming of the game is available at NBC's website for the 2012 Olympics and is accessible with any cable, satellite, or television subscription that includes MSNBC or CNBC.
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South Korea lost to Brazil in the semifinals, 0-3, but beat Great Britain in the quarterfinals and against Switzerland in an earlier Olympic game. Japan has had more success in the five Olympic matches that they have played. Though they failed to be victorious against Mexico in the semifinals, losing 3-1, they have beaten every other team they have gone against, including Egypt, Morocco and Spain.
In all-time standings, Japan hold one soccer medal, received this year at the London Games. South Korea currently has none. During this summer's games, Japan's soccer midfielder Yuki Otsu scored three goals, tying him in third place in the top men's soccer scorers of the 2012 Games.
South Korea has already won 25 Olympic medals this summer, with most of them coming from fencing. In comparison, Japan has won 34, excelling with 11 medals in swimming, though they are all bronze. Their only golds were received in gymnastics, wrestling and judo.
Following the game, airing at 2:45, Brazil goes against Mexico in the men's gold medal match on Aug. 11, marking the last soccer game of the 2012 Olympics.
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