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Watch Live: Honduras, Algeria kick off Group D of Olympic men’s soccer

Honduras v Panama: Group A - 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

FOXBORO, MA - JULY 10: Jorge Claros #20 of Honduras Armando Cooper #11 of Panama and Gabriel Gomez #6 compete for a header during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup match between Honduras and Panama at Gillette Stadium on July 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Group D takes its Olympic bows when Algeria and Honduras match up at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

The 2 p.m. EDT kickoff sees a pair of sides who know a win is absolutely necessary with both Argentina and Portugal on the horizon.

WATCH: Honduras vs. Algeria at NBCOlympics.com

Honduras will have a pair of national team veterans in Olimpia’s Johnny Palacios and Romell Quioto, and boasts youngsters Anthony Lozano on Tenerife and Real Monarchs youngster Elder Torres.

Algeria will look to Sporting Gijon veteran Rachid Aït-Atmane among a trio of overage players (though Ait-Atmane is 23, he just missed the cut-off). Also look for Ligue 2 regular Haris Belkebla of Tours to make his presence felt in Rio.

In addition to streaming onNBCOlympics.com, the match will also be available on the NBC Sports app.

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