Jonathan Calleri Argentina Rio 2016 Olympics
Argentina foward Jonathan Calleri celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winner against Algeria in the Rio Olympics, Aug.7, 2016Reuters

Argentina, like their big South American rivals Brazil, are facing elimination from the men's football tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympics. With a win and a loss after two matches in Group D, Argentina must pick up all three points in their final group stage match against Honduras to seal a place in the quarterfinals.

While Brazil have named a pretty strong squad for these Olympics, filled with star names, the same cannot be said of the Argentines, even if that does not mean it will be unsurprising if they fail to go through to the knockouts.

Argentina, no matter what side they put out, are always expected to do well in football, and after a fighting 2-1 victory over Algeria, when Jonathan Calleri scored the winner while his team were down to ten men.

"It seemed like the goal was closed off," a relieved Calleri said after netting a much-needed goal. "The other day against Portugal my shot hit the bar and didn't go in. (Then against Algeria) I missed an incredible chance right in front of goal.

"These things happen in football. Fortunately, I went in for a challenge with the goalkeeper, the ball bounced off my knee and went in. It's striker's luck."

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Now, following that victory, which came off the back of a defeat to already-qualified Portugal, Argentina must pick up another three points, against Honduras, to keep their hopes of winning a medal in Rio 2016 alive.

Calleri will again be crucial to Argentina's fortunes, and the 22-year-old is happy to contribute in whatever manner he can, while still finding it hard to swallow the fact that he is representing his country at the Olympics.

"As a child I don't think I could even have dreamed of this moment, of being at the Olympic Games with the Argentinian national team," Calleri added. "To think that just four years ago I was living at home, playing for All Boys, not even in the top division. Four years. To be playing here is like a dream."

The onus is on Argentina to find the goals and a victory, because Honduras, owing to a better goal difference, will go through to the quarterfinals with just a draw.

Where to Watch Live

Argentina vs Honduras is set to begin at 1 p.m. local time (9.30 p.m. IST, 5 p.m. BST). Live Streaming and TV information.

India: Star Sports 4/HD4. Live Streaming: Hotstar.

Argentina: TV: ESPN and Fox Sports. Live Streaming: ESPN Play Latin America.

Honduras: TV: Claro Sports.

Brazil: TV: SporTV, Fox Sports and ESPN. Live Streaming: ESPN Play Latin America.

Middle East and North Africa:TV: Bein Sports Arabia. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.

UK:TV: BBC Red Button. Live Streaming: BBC iPlayer.

USA: TV: NBCSN. Live Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra and NBC Olympics.

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