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How can Argentina and Spain qualify for Olympic football quarter-final?

ARGENTINA are looking to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez by winning Olympic football.

But they've left themselves with it all to do going into their final group match against Spain.

The Albiceleste were stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening match before beating Egypt 1-0 in their second fixture.

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How can Argentina qualify for the Olympic football quarter-finals?

Argentina will qualify for the Olympic football quarter-finals with any victory over Spain.

However, if Argentina draw or lose they will be knocked out.

How can Spain qualify for the Olympic football quarter-finals?

Spain will qualify if they achieve a draw or better against Argentina.

If they lose by two goals or more they will be knocked out.

But if Spain were to lose by one goal they could qualify if Egypt beat Australia by a goal.

If Egypt win 1-0 and Spain lose 1-0, the teams will be level on points, goals scored, goal difference and head-to-head record.

Were that to happen the teams would be separated on fair play record, as Japan and Senegal were at the 2018 World Cup.

Spain currently have the superior fair play record with two yellow cards to Argentina's four.

Who can Argentina and Spain play in the quarter-finals?

The winner of Group C will face the runner-up of Group D and vice-versa.

That means we are set to enthralling quarter-finals with Argentina and Spain having the possibility of coming up against the likes of Brazil or Germany.

At present, Brazil are top of Group D, so will face the runner-up of Group C.

Ivory Coast are sitting in second and will qualify if they can avoid defeat against Germany.

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