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It's getting closer to the first badminton match in Rio Olympics. And here's our prediction for men's doubles.

Rio Olympic Badminton prediction for men's doubles

Korea, China and Indonesia are expected to get into semifinal rounds in Rio Olympic badminton men's doubles.

Many speculations point at the top seeded Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong as the gold medalists in men's doubles for this year's Olympics. However, the road might not be so smooth since they will likely face Indonesia's Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan (currently ranked the second in the world).

Speaking to the local media, Ahsan did not deny that there would be tough matches but the pair has prepared mentally and physically way before Rio Olympics started.

And let's not forget, the Chinese duo, Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan. China has proven to possess badminton super power after sweeping gold medals in all titles at the London Olympics. After four years, the expectation is still high for the Chinese team to win, Reuters reported.

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You can witness important badminton matches in Rio Olympics live streams

NBC is one of the network to watch live stream of badminton matches in the summer Olympics. It does live coverage of all sports including the recaps and scores. For those living in the UK, you can watch the live stream in BBC website. Fox sports and ESPN also do the live telecast for Caribbean and Latin America countries. Africans can watch live badminton matches via Supersports whilst French can switch to Canal Plus.

2016 Rio Olympics badminton schedules

The 2016 Olympics for Badminton will kick off Thursday, August 11 and here are some of the schedules

Mixed doubles Group A 6:00 PM

Men's doubles Group C 6:00 PM

Women's doubles Group A 6:00 PM

Men's doubles Group A 6:25 PM

Men's singles Group E 6:25 PM

Women's singles Group L 6:25 PM

Click here for a complete list of schedules for the upcoming badminton event.

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