Rio Olympics: Men's Soccer, Quarterfinals

Honduras, which knocked the USA out of Olympic qualifying in Concacaf proper, advanced to the semifinals of the men's soccer competition with a 1-0 win over South Korea. It will meet host Brazil in Wednesday's semifinals. The other semifinal: Germany-Nigeria.

Honduras is just the third Concacaf team to reach the four four in the modern era after Mexico (gold medal in 2012 and fourth in 1968) and the USA (fourth in 2000).

The Catrachos won on Alberth Elis' goal in the 59th minute. Elis is one of four Honduran starters from Olimpia. The only foreign-based player in the starting lineup is Antony Lozano of Tenerife in Spain.

Coached by Jorge Luis Pinto, the Catrachos beat the USA, 2-0, in Concacaf qualifying to advance to the Rio Olympics, and they edged Argentina for second place in Group D when they played to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday. Pinto, who is also the Honduran national team coach, coached Costa Rica to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Neymar scored his first goal of the Olympics and Luan added a second goal as Brazil defeated South American rival Colombia, 2-0.

Arsenal's Serge Gnabry put Germany on its way with his tournament-best sixth goal in four games, the first of four second-half goals in a 4-0 win over Portugal.

Captain John Obi Mikel opened the scoring for Nigeria, which moved on with a 2-0 win over Denmark.

Men's Soccer Schedule:
Aug. 13 in Brasilia
Germany 4 Portugal 0.
Aug. 13 in Salvador
Nigeria 2 Denmark 0.
Aug. 13 in Belo Horizonte
Honduras 1 South Korea 0.
Aug. 13 in Sao Paulo
Brazil 2 Colombia 0.

Aug. 17 in
Sao Paulo
Germany vs. Nigeria
Aug. 17 in
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil vs. Honduras

Aug. 20 in Belo Horizonte
Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser

Aug. 20 in Rio de Janeiro
Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner
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