On the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the men’s football tournament started with some surprises such as the defeat of Argentina or the draw of Spain against Egypt. In the France group, Japan dominated South Africa (1-0)
The Tokyo 2021 Olympics kicked off on Wednesday with softball and the Olympic women’s football tournament. This Thursday also took place the first day of the men’s football tournament. With surprises in store. In particular the defeat of Argentina, 2-0, against Australia, Lachlan Wales and Marco Tilio are the scorers. Albiceleste played the second half shorthanded after Ortega was sent off seconds before halftime.
In the other matches, Côte d’Ivoire won 2-1 against Saudi Arabia. Romania and New Zealand dominated Honduras (1-0) and South Korea (1-0) respectively.
Japan in shape
The French football team had bowed heavily to Mexico, this Thursday in Tokyo, on the first day of the 2021 Olympic Games (4-1). Dominated in all areas, the partners of André-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin missed their debut in Japan. At the same time, the host country won, 1-0, against South Africa and puts pressure on the Blues before their meeting on Sunday against the same South Africans to hope to qualify for the knockout phase. .