Tokyo 2020 football news - Mexico v France - Follow Tokyo Olympics Games men's football LIVE

by 24USATVJuly 22, 2021, 11 a.m. 19
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Well, that was emphatic. Mexico had far too much for France. Thanks for joining me!

90' - SUB! SUB MEXICO VS FRANCE

Melvin Bard replaced Caci before the goal. We are in four added minutes here.

Antuna gets his goal. He cuts inside from the right and fires a shot in off the post.

Lainez replaced by Uriel Antuna for Mexico. Cordova replaced by Joaquin Esquival.

Ochoa goes the right away but Gignac finds the net from the spot.

Penalty to France. I spoke too soon. Kolo Muani clearly brought down by Montes.

Rodriguez's shot flies over. Mexico are still a threat going forward but France are making it easy for them.

Lucas Tousart off for Alexis Beka Beka for France, along with Nordin, who is replaced by Randal Kolo Muani.

France just can't live with Mexico's front four. Lainez and Cordoba looking strong.

The French are all over the place. Michelin is caught out at the back and Cordova finds himself in space before lashing into the net emphatically.

Vega should make it two after great work by Martin. He twists and turns before lahying onto his partner. Bernardoni does well to save.

Second half underway. No changes foe either.

That is it for the first half - Mexico have been impressive but France have perhaps created the better chances. Currently 0-0.

Romo is everywhere. Moments ago, he whipped a ball across the six-yard box which was touched away by Bernardoni. Then he won the ball back and tried to drive forward.

Quite a bitty game this one, very stop start. Another France free kick.

Cordoba misses the target after good linkup play from Mexico. He should do better but that is encouraging. France have struggled to deal with them when they quicken the tempo.

Gignac fouls Vazquez, but France keep winning free kicks and are beginning to get some joy.

Thauvin's free kick is harmless and goes straight through to Ochoa.

Ochoa reacts well to deny Nordin who shoots from inside the area.

This game has lost its way - no real chances to speak of.

Rodriguez kicks the ball away in frustration after a free kick is given.

Lainez does brilliantly to dart into the box and win a corner. Romo heads over.

Off the line by Sagnon! He makes amends after losing the ball before Lainez finds Vega, who had beaten the keeper.

Michilin has been booked for a foul on Aguirre; he's a little lucky there, that was naughty. Aguirre still down.

Apologies, having some technical issues. France are starting to exude themselves. Thauvin and Gignac are more involved now, while Savanier has shot wide. Still 0-0.

Mexico still dominating the ball, but Vega gives a free kick away.

Early free kick in a good position out wide for Mexico. Cordoba plays it in, but Montes heads over.

The action from the Tokyo Stadium is just minutes away. Hosts Japan will kick off against Japan later.

Here come the teams! Mexico are looking to win for the first time since 2012, but it is 1984 since France were victorious.

Despite Didier Deschamps' side making an earlier-than-expected exit from Euro 2020 earlier this summer, France will surely target this tournamemt as one of their strongest chances of gold!

I really love the Olympic football tournament because it gives you a flavour of stars to come in the future. Neymar and Lionel Messi have been here before, so the platform is there for somebody to take the stage.

Watch out for Diego Lainez for Mexico, too. This one should be a really exciting match, but France must be among the favourites for gold this summer.

Unfortunately for Les Bleus, they were denied the chance to include the excellent Eduardo Camavinga in their squad by his club side Rennes. With the Olympics not being an officially FIFA-sanctioned tournament, clubs are not obliged to allow players to play. But France still have a wealth of talent, with the likes of Enxo Le Fee looking to impress. Florian Thauvin and Andre-Pierre Gignac, who both play for Mexican side Tigres, are also in the side.

Here are your starting line ups for this one today. Mexico: Ochoa, Montes, Sanchez, Vasquez, Romo, Aguirre, Cordova, Lainez, Rodriguez, Vega and France: Bernardoni, Michelin, Sagnan, Kalulu, Caci, Le Fee, Tousart, Savanier, Nordin, Thauvin, Gignac

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of Mexico vs France at the start of the men's Olympic football tournament at Tokyo 2020. Kick off is at 09:00 BST. Join us!

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