The Olympic soccer (or football) tournament kicks off it's group play on Jul. 26th and continues until Aug. 1st. The quarterfinals are scheduled for various times on Aug. 4th, with the semi-finals being played on Aug. 7th.
The bronze medal game will played on Aug. 10th at 2:45 PM EST, and the gold medal game will be played the next day, Aug. 11th at 10:00 AM EST.
In the 16-team tournament, Brazil and Spain are the favorites to win the gold medal, with Mexico, Great Britain and Uruguay all up near the top of contention. In addition to representing their countries and a chance at an Olympic medal, many players have the opportunity to showcase their skill on a worldwide stage during FIFA's transfer window.