Brazil, with “ablaze” Richarlison, begins its gold defense with a victory over Germany.
France Press agency
Mexico beat France 4-1, as Brazil beat Germany 4-2, while Spain could not go beyond a goalless draw against Egypt, and Argentina fell 2-0 against Australia, this Thursday on the first day of the men’s football tournament in Tokyo 2020. Games Olympic.
The goals of Alexis Vega (47th minute), Francisco Cordova (55), Auriel Antona (80) and Eric Aguirre (90 + 1) ended the French team that could only score a penalty kick from Andre-Pierre Gignac.
The win leaves the Mexicans at the top of Group A, tied on points with hosts Japan, who beat South Africa 1-0.
Brazil also had no problem in beating Germany with a hat-trick from Richarlison (minutes 7, 22 and 30) and a quarter goal by Paulinho (90 + 5), while Nadim Amiri (57) and Ragnar Ache (84) lost to the Germans that close group D, led South america.
In the other main match, Ivory Coast beat Saudi Arabia 2-1.
In Group C, Spain could not get past a goalless draw with Egypt, while Australia stunned Argentina 2-0 to lead alone in the key.
Goals by Lachlan Wells (14) and Marco Tellio (80) gave the ocean players a surprise against Albicelesti, who remained at the bottom of the group.
New Zealand and Romania top Group B after beating South Korea and Honduras 1-0, respectively.
Results and standings after the first day of men’s soccer in Tokyo 2020: