New Zealand vs. South Korea | Tokyo Olympics 2020: Men's Soccer Highlights | NBC Sports

Chris Wood’s poacher’s goal in the 70th minute lifted New Zealand over South Korea in their opening match of the Olympic men’s soccer tournament. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Soccer
» Subscribe to NBC Sports:
» Watch live Olympic coverage on

Stay up to date on Soccer in Tokyo:

Watch the Tokyo Olympics on Peacock:
Download the NBC Olympics App:
Find NBC Olympics on Facebook:
Follow NBC Olympics on Twitter:
Follow NBC Olympics on Instagram:

The men’s and women’s soccer competitions at the Olympics consist of two stages, a group stage and a knockout stage. The men’s group stage, with 16 total teams, features four groups of four teams each. The women’s group stage, with 12 teams, includes three groups of four. The group drawing accounts for seeding and geography. In this way, teams avoid playing neighboring countries in early matches. Each team plays the others in its group once, with three points for a victory, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. Teams are ranked by most total points accumulated in the group, and ties are broken by goal difference.

For the men, the top two teams in each group advance to the knockout stage. For the women, the top two teams in each group and the two best third-place teams advance. In both tournaments, the knockout stage begins with the quarterfinal round. All knockout stage matchups are contested over one 90-minute game. In the event of a tie after the 90 minutes, a 30-minute extra time period is played, followed by a penalty shootout if necessary.

The winners of the quarterfinal matches face off in the semifinals. The semifinal winners advance to the Gold Medal Match, the semifinal losers play in the Bronze Medal Match.

NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. NBC Olympics is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. NBCUniversal owns the U.S. media rights on all platforms to all Olympic Games through 2032. NBC Olympics also produces thousands of hours of Olympic sports programming throughout the year, which is presented on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

New Zealand vs. South Korea | Tokyo Olympics 2020: Men’s Soccer Highlights | NBC Sports


  1. 2 things most of soccer's professional male players have, but a very few people knows about ;
    First, they are not good in maths.
    Secondly, they're strong in beds and enjoyed making love many times even before their events. How?
    Mathematically, when a ball was kicked at lower section or bottom of the ball, it flies upward. At the upper section or top, the ball rolling on or close to the ground (grass.)
    Physically, they got very tired fast and run slow after about 15 minutes into the games due to exhaustion of making loves.

  2. DID YOU SEE KUBO? ? he looks far better than Lee South Korea… Sorry to say this. Japan soccer looks better …

  3. Congrats to the NZ on their first win. I only had a chance to watch this highlight but I am skeptical as to if the refs were fair. Look at 3:48 (pulled) / 2:19 (grabbed by the neck) / 0:50 (not sure what happened) / 1:04 (defender) – not sure if the refs were just bad in this particular game but wtf, do your job right. Olympics is all about sportsmanship and celebration…

  4. the New Zealand goal at 3:09
    .. player wasn't offside when ball came in
    .. but the South Korean defender deliberately tried to play the ball, flubbing his touch, making the New Zealand player eligible

  5. This is a perfect example of performance =/= results. There is no "deserve" in football. But Korea played better, and I wish the best for them in the future.

  6. 시발 아직도 열받아 더럽게 못하네.
    이동경은 뭘 잘했다고 악수까지 거절하고 한국 망신. 쪽팔려..

  7. This is why we play…
    Anybody can beat anybody.
    Congrats to NZ.
    Hold your heads up Korea. There are always chances to make up.

  8. I think that last highlight where S korea was gonna score was a Yellowcard pulling the dude down.

  9. I really don't understand offsides. I thought I did. Can somebody explain why that's a goal? Genuine ignorance. I only became interested in football when I was stationed in Korea 6 years ago.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.