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France started their Olympic season with a devastating defeat and lost 4-1 in Tokyo to an outstanding team from Mexico. After a goalless first half, which the South Americans narrowly ousted, Mexico scored two quick goals in quick succession after half time.
Alexis Vega, after brilliant work by David Lainez, opened the goal with a header before Sebastian Cordoba pounced on a French mistake as he tried to play the ball out from behind and pull the ball home.
France pulled one back from the penalty spot when Randal Kolo Muani was unceremoniously brought down in the Mexico area, but it was only consolation as goals from Uriel Antona and Eduardo Aguirre kept Mexico all three points out of Group A. got opener.
In the meantime, France will look to rebound with results against hosts Japan and South Africa as they attempt to reach the final stages of the tournament, with the aforementioned pairs meeting later today.
France’s terrible football summer
The Olympic disappointment would limit terrible months for the national team. Les Blues crashed on penalties against underdog Switzerland in the round of 16, even though they were favorites before the tournament.
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The French U21 team, also favorites for the U-21 European Championship, went one step further and were eliminated from the competition in the quarter-finals despite having a seemingly incredible team.
Today’s French U21 line-up would be a tough game for most senior national teams.
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Should the French Olympic team also drop out of the competition prematurely, serious questions would have to be asked of the management of Les Blues, although with the talent in their ranks they will certainly remain a major threat in the years to come.
Elsewhere, Dani Ceballos hit the post while Spain drew 0-0 against Egypt, while New Zealand won 1-0 against South Korea and Ivory Coast beat Saudi Arabia 2-1.