Five years ago, the home team of Kanárky was led to the premiere Olympic gold by star Neymar, who should be represented in the role of leader this year by 38-year-old extreme defender Daniel Alves. Richarlison is also a big Brazilian weapon.
German coach Stefan Kuntz has chosen Max Kruse, Maximilian Arnold and Nadie Amiri from the older players.
France started by winning
France’s footballers entered the Olympic tournament with a 1: 4 debacle with Mexico. The Spaniards, who competed against Egypt with six semifinalists of the recent European Championships, did not manage to win either, but the match ended in a goalless draw.
The Mexicans shot at the start of Group A in Tokyo after a break, gradually hitting Alexis Vega, Sebastián Córdova, Uriel Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre.
The only goal of the French was scored from the penalty by one of the three allowed older players, 35-year-old André-Pierre Gignac, who has been playing for the Mexican Tigres team for six years. Other participants in the group are Japan and South Africa.
Favored Spaniards only take a point
Due to the members of the senior national team in the cadre, the Spaniards belong to the co-bavarians of the tournament and want to build on the gold from Barcelona in 1992, when they triumphed as the last European team under five circles.
Spanish footballer Oscar Mingueza (left) in a match against Egypt
SIlvia Left, ČTK / AP
In the opening duel of Group C against Egypt in Sapporo, they were unable to score despite their predominance, the closest to the goal they got with the shot of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid in the 27th minute. Their rivals in the group will be Argentina and Australia.
The men’s football tournament at the Olympics is traditionally for players under the age of 23, due to the postponement of the Olympics from last year, the limit was increased by one year. Teams may nominate three players without age restrictions.
|XXII. Tokyo Summer Olympics:|
|Mexico – France 4: 1 (0: 0)|
|Goals: 47. Vega, 55. Córdova, 80. Antuna, 90. + 1 Aguirre – 69. Gignac with pen.|
|13:00 Japan – South Africa.|
|New Zealand – South Korea 1: 0 (0: 0)|
|Branka: 76. Wood.|
|13:00 Honduras – Romania.|
|Egypt – Spain 0: 0.|
|12:30 Argentina – Australia.|
|Ivory Coast – Saudi Arabia 2: 1 (1: 1)|
|Goals: 39th own Alamri, 66th Kessie – 44th Aldausari. ČK: 90. + 7 Doumbia (Ivory Coast).|
|Brazil – Germany 1: 0 in 1st half|
|Branka: 7. Richarlison
Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games
2021 Olympic Games with designation Tokyo 2020 are in progress from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Summer Olympics are held without spectators and 116 Czech athletes are in action. At the Olympics in Rio 2016, the Czechs won ten medals (one gold, two silver and seven bronzes).