Four teams will start day three of the men’s Olympic sevens tournament at Tokyo Stadium with their sights set firmly on the gold medal.
The first medal semi-final will get under way at 11:00 local time (GMT+9) when the All Blacks Sevens take on Great Britain.
The semi-final will be the first time that New Zealand have played Great Britain at this level, but their recent record against England and Scotland on the World Rugby Sevens Series should give them confidence.
Four members of the 13-player Great Britain squad have never tasted victory against the All Blacks Sevens, while England have won only two of their last 10 meetings with them on the World Series.
The winner of the first semi-final will take on either Fiji or Argentina, who meet at 11:30 local time on Wednesday, in the gold medal match.
Argentina earned their place in the last four with a remarkable 19-14 win over Rio 2016 bronze medallists South Africa, despite being down to six men for more than 11 minutes.
The South Americans will play Fiji — who won gold five years ago — in the semi-finals after Gareth Baber’s side impressed in beating Australia 19-0.
Argentina narrowly lost to Great Britain at the quarter-final stage in Rio five years ago and will be determined to continue their run in Japan into the gold medal match.
To do so, they will have to summon another huge effort in Wednesday’s semi-final. Argentina have won only two of their last 10 meetings with Fiji on the World Series, although those victories both came in the abbreviated 2020 season.
Following that match, Kenya whose late consolation try against Ireland cost their opponents a place in the medal quarter-finals, will attempt to gain revenge for that Pool C defeat in the ninth-place play-off.
The first of the fifth-place semi-finals, which sees Canada face neighbours USA, will kick-off at 10:00 local time, with South Africa and Australia taking centre stage after that.
Wednesday’s afternoon session will start at 16:30 local time and will include the seventh and fifth place play-offs before the bronze medal match begins at 17:30 local time.
The gold medal match, which will feature either New Zealand or Great Britain against the winner of the semi-final between Argentina and Fiji, will kick-off at 18:00 local time (GMT+9).