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What time is the Mexico vs France game?

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games soccer match between Mexico and France will kick off at the Ajinomoto Stadium, on Thursday 22 July 2021 at 4:00 am EDT and 1:00 am PDT. AS EnglishMexico U23 4-1 France U23 summary: score, goals, highlights, 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Is US men's soccer in the Olympics?

It's the third straight Olympics to not feature the U.S. men, who last appeared in Beijing in 2008. Men's Olympic soccer differs from the women's tournament as the men's teams are only players under the age of 23 – with three overage allowed. The women's tournament features full national teams. USA TODAYThursday's Tokyo Olympics schedule: Men's soccer kicks off with Brazil-Germany gold rematch, Mexico vs. France

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Mexico thrashes France and Spain held as men's football competition kicks off at Tokyo 2020

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Alexis Vega and Francisco Cordova gave Mexico a 2-0 lead in the second half before Andre-Pierre Gignac converted a penalty to give France a foothold in the game again.

Uriel Antuna got a third in the final 10 minutes before Eduardo Aguirre scored in added time to wrap up the game for Jaime Lozano's side.

It was a relatively depleted side which lined up against Mexico on Thursday with Kylian Mbappe, Eduardo Camavinga, Houssem Aouar and Amine Gouiri not given permission by their clubs to travel to the tournament.

Mexico took advantage of their opponent's lack of star power and took the lead on 47 minutes when Diego Lainez floated a ball into the box and Vega headed it into the net.

The lead was doubled on 54 minutes by Cordova who hit a low shot into the bottom left corner of the net.

A clumsy foul by César Montes on Randal Kolo Muani in the box drew a penalty for France which Gignac confidently dispatched past Guillermo Ochoa.

Vega assisted Lozano on 80 minutes as he struck a shot into the bottom left of the goal.

Aguirre's goal on 91 minutes was the most impressive of the day. He dinked around the France defence to power a shot into the upper right hand corner of the net.

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Australia got their first appearance at a men's Olympic football tournament ​since 2008 off to a dream start by beating Argentina.

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Richarlison scored a first-half hat trick as Brazil kicked off their Tokyo 2020 Olympics campaign with a 4-2 win over Germany.

Australia started their Tokyo Olympics campaign in spectacular fashion with a surprising 2-0 victory over Argentina.

Gold medal favourites Mexico beat France to win their first Olympic group game 4-1 on Thursday.

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France thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener as Brazil beat Germany - France 24

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France's bid for men's Olympic football glory got off to a nightmare start with a 4-1 defeat by Mexico on Thursday, while Richarlison scored a hat-trick as reigning champions Brazil beat Germany in a six-goal thriller.

Sylvain Ripoll's France are looking for a first Olympic medal since winning gold in 1984, but collapsed in the second half at Tokyo Stadium.

"We're obviously disappointed with the result but also with the balance of our play," said former Lorient boss Ripoll.

"To compete, we would've needed a big performance, but that wasn't the case."

Mexico took the lead less than two minutes after the break through Alexis Vega, before Sebastian Cordova doubled their advantage in the 55th minute.

The 35-year-old captain Andre-Pierre Gignac, whose last game for the French senior team was the Euro 2016 final loss to Portugal, pulled one back from the penalty spot with 21 minutes remaining.

But any thoughts of a comeback were quashed as Uriel Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre netted late on for 2012 champions Mexico.

France now face a tough task to get out of Group A with a top-two finish, ahead of games against Covid-hit South Africa on Sunday and hosts Japan on July 28.

"The first thing we now have to do is digest this disappointment," added Ripoll. "We only have two days. There's no time to waste."

Japan saw off South Africa, who had two players test positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, 1-0 thanks to Takefusa Kubo's second-half strike.

Brazil, who won gold for the first time when inspired by Neymar on home soil five years ago in Rio, downed Germany 4-2 in a dramatic match which saw forward Richarlison net a first-half hat-trick.

The Everton man scored three times inside the first half an hour, but Matheus Cunha missed a penalty and Germany then threatened an unlikely second-half comeback.

Bayer Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri pulled one back before the hour mark, and although Maximilian Arnold was sent off shortly afterwards, substitute Ragnar Ache cut the deficit to one goal with seven minutes of the 90 left.

But it was another Leverkusen player, Paulinho, who came off the bench and put the match to bed for Brazil in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Ivory Coast also picked up three points in Group D as AC Milan's Franck Kessie netted the match-clinching goal in a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia.

- Spain held by Egypt -

Spain struggled in Sapporo, as a team featuring six players who reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals dominated possession but created few chances in a 0-0 draw with Egypt.

The closest they came to a goal was when Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who recently spent two seasons on loan at Arsenal, crashed a first-half shot against the post.

Spain, winners on home soil in 1992, next take on Australia in three days' time before their final Group C match with Argentina.

Australia took early control in the table, as goals from Lachlan Wales and Marco Tilio saw them beat 10-man Argentina 2-0.

New Zealand made a successful start in Group B as Burnley striker Chris Wood, one of the three over-age players in the squad, secured a 1-0 victory over South Korea in Kashima with his 72nd-minute winner.

It was their first-ever win in Olympic football, having managed just one draw in each of the 2008 and 2012 tournaments.

An own goal saw Romania edge out Honduras 1-0 in the group's other game.

France thrashed by Mexico in Olympic opener as Spain held

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Sylvain Ripoll's France are looking for a first Olympic medal since winning gold in 1984, but collapsed in the second half at Tokyo Stadium.

"We're obviously disappointed with the result but also with the balance of our play," said former Lorient boss Ripoll.

"To compete, we would've needed a big performance, but that wasn't the case."

Mexico took the lead less than two minutes after the break through Alexis Vega, before Sebastian Cordova doubled their advantage in the 55th minute.

The 35-year-old captain Andre-Pierre Gignac, whose last game for the French senior team was the Euro 2016 final loss to Portugal, pulled one back from the penalty spot with 21 minutes remaining.

But any thoughts of a comeback were quashed as Uriel Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre netted late on for 2012 champions Mexico.

France now face a tough task to get out of Group A with a top-two finish, ahead of games against Covid-hit South Africa on Sunday and hosts Japan on July 28.

"The first thing we now have to do is digest this disappointment," added Ripoll. "We only have two days. There's no time to waste."

Spain also struggled, as a team featuring six players who reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals dominated possession but created few chances against Egypt in Sapporo.

The closest they came to a goal was when Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who recently spent two seasons on loan at Arsenal, crashed a first-half shot against the post.

Spain, winners on home soil in 1992, next take on Australia in three days' time before their final Group C match with Argentina.

New Zealand made a successful start in Group B as Burnley striker Chris Wood, one of the three over-age players in the squad, secured a 1-0 victory over South Korea in Kashima with his 72nd-minute winner.

Reigning champions Brazil get their campaign under way later on Thursday against Germany.

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Alexis Vega, Sebastián Córdova, Uriel Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre score to carry Mexico soccer to a 4-1 win over France in its Olympic opener.

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Tigres All-Time Top Scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac Apologises For Scoring For France Against Mexico

SPORTbible 22 July, 2021 - 05:05am

The 35-year-old converted a penalty past fellow veteran Guillermo Ochoa to reduce the deficit and make it 2-1 in France's Olympic football opener and bag his first ever goal at a senior international tournament.

But given he's basically an adopted Mexican at this point, the former Marseille man did the opposite of celebrate.

He grabbed the ball from the back of the net, kicked it away and then did a prayer-hands gesture in what was almost a plea.

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Gignac has spent the last six years in Mexico with Tigres UANL and is the club's record goalscorer with a staggering tally of 149 goals in 261 appearances.

He has become an icon of Mexican football, with a whole host of children in the country named after Gignac due to his immense popularity.

Gignac's goal proved nothing more than a consolation however, as Mexico went on to score a further two to claim an emphatic 4-1 win.

Since leaving Europe Gignac has been reborn, winning a total of 10 trophies and a whole host of individual awards.

He was named as one of France's overage players at the tournament in Tokyo.

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