France start Tokyo 2020 Olympics with disappointing results. Facing Mexico in the group stage, Blues suffered a crushing defeat with a score of 1-4.
The Group A match between Mexico vs France was staged at the Tokyo Stadium, Thursday (22/7/2021). Both teams played a goalless draw throughout the first half.
The deadlock was broken early in the second half. In the 47th minute, Alexis Vega scored Mexico’s opener after capitalizing on Diego Lainez’s cross with a header.
Only eight minutes later, Mexico increased the score to 2-0. French defender Clement Michelin’s negligence was used by Sebastian Cordova to vibrate the opponent’s goal.
France were awarded a penalty, following Cesar Montes’ foul on Randal Kolo Muani. France’s senior player, Andre-Pierre Gignac stepped up as executor and last week was too heavy for goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to stop. France reduced the score 1-2 in the 69th minute of the match Tokyo 2020 Olympics this.
Mexico ensured its victory in the last 10 minutes. In the 80th minute, Uriel Antuna stabbed in from the right before finishing with a shot near the French post to make it 3-1.
In injury time, substitute Eduardo Aguirre scored Mexico’s fourth goal to complete a landslide victory over France.
This result puts Mexico at the top of Group A with three points, while France is at the bottom. Another Group A match between hosts Japan against South Africa at the time of this news is currently underway.
Meanwhile in the other party Group D Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ivory Coast successfully gain three points after beating Saudi Arabia with a thin score 2-1.
The Africans took the lead after benefiting from an Abdulelah Al-Amri own goal before Saudi Arabia hit back through Salem Al-Dawsari’s goal to end the first half 1-1. AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie became the hero of the Ivory Coast after scoring the winning goal in the 66th minute.
Ivory Coast’s three points put them at the top of the standings and Saudi Arabia in fourth. As for the other matches, between Brazil vs Germany will be held shortly.
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