After the heavy defeat against Mexico (1-4), the France team must react to the Olympic Games in Tokyo against South Africa, this Sunday (10am). Sylvain Ripoll made three changes in the composition of the Blues.
It’s time for the rebound for the Blues. After taking a big slap when they entered the Olympic Games in Tokyo, against Mexico (1-4), they must react this Sunday in Saitama against South Africa. Sylvain Ripoll has decided to make three changes for this second Olympic meeting.
On Thursday, Modibo Sagnan, Enzo Le Fée and Arnaud Nordin are sent to the bench. The former Marseillais Niels Nkounkou, who plays for Everton, the Rémois Nathanaël Mbuku and the Nantais Randal Kolo Muani join the eleven of the France team. The Olympic coach could have his players in 4-3-3 with Florian Thauvin in the middle and André-Pierre Gignac in the center of the attack or in 4-4-2 with the first on the right. Opposite, the South Africans should evolve in 3-5-2.
You have to finish in the top two of the group
Les Bleus must finish in the top two of Group A to qualify for the quarter-finals, which will take place on July 31. They will face Japan on Wednesday (1:30 p.m. KST.
The composition of the Blues:
Bernardoni – Michelin, Kalulu, Caci, Nkounkou – Thauvin, Tousart, Savanier – Kolo Muani, Gignac, Mbuku
Bajic, Pembélé, Nordin, Le Fée, Beka Beka, Sagnan, Doukouré
The composition of South Africa:
Willams – Mohamme, Fleurs, Malepe – Mokoena, Ngcobo, Cele, Frosler, Kodisang – Singh, Makgopa
Mpoto, Monyane, Mahlatsi, Mahlangu, Mosele, Mabiliso, Mukumela