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Argentina and Portugal face off in Rio Olympics

Olympics - Previews - Day - 3 Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

One of the main events of today’s match date at the Rio Olympics includes the national team of Argentina against the national team of Portugal.

Villarreal has to representatives on each nation. For the Albiceleste, Cristian Espinoza is set to be one of the starlets of Argentina. As for the Seleção das Quinas, Villarreal B right-back Edgar Ié will be one of the pillars for Portugal in defense.

Argentina are one of the most successful in the history of the men’s tournament with 2 back to back gold medals, first in 2004 and 2008, lead by former Yellow Submarine playmaker Juan Román Riquelme.

Portugal have never won a major medal at the Olympics. Their best finish was 4th place in the 1996 Olympics in the USA, after falling to Brazil in the Bronze medal by an overwhelming margin of 5-0. The Seleção das Quinas will be hoping to recreate the success of the senior team at the Estade de France during the Portuguese triumph at the Euro.

Villarreal fans will be able to take a glance at Cristian Espinoza and see his talents in display for Argentina, as well as seeing how Edgar Ié progresses with Portugal.

You can follow the live stream on NBC sports network online for free, as well as Deportes Telemundo.