Mexico defeats France in Olympic football; Spain draw
The first day of men’s football at the Olympics was a strong one. Spain were held to a goalless draw by European giants France. Mexico won 4-1 against France. Spain, meanwhile, were trapped in a goalless draw against Egypt.
Vega Alexis, Cർrdoba Sebastian, Antuna Uriel and Aguero Eduardo scored for Mexico against France. France’s consolation goal was scored by Gignak Andre Perey. All five goals in the match came after a goalless first half.
Tokyo Olympics | Shocking defeat for the United States in women’s football; Brazil beats China
The United States suffered a shock defeat in Tokyo in search of a fifth title in women’s football. The United States lost by three goals to Sweden. Brazil won by five unanswered goals against China as the Netherlands showed strength by beating Zambia by 10 points.
The United States, which was eliminated in the quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics, arrived in Japan in search of a gold medal. Sweden finished the season with a brace from Stina Blacksteinius and a goal from substitute Lina Hartig in a match played in an empty stadium due to strict Kovid-19 restrictions. Sweden are silver medalists at the 2016 Olympics. “They (Sweden) are one of the best teams in the world,” said US forward Megan Rapino.