Brazil admitted, on Sunday, its loss to Cote d’Ivoire, in the second round of the tournament Olympic Football Championship masculine of Tokyo 2020 Spain, Argentina, Germany and France achieved their first victories in the competition.
After defeating the Germans (4-2) In the opening round of Group D, the Brazilians, Rio 2016 gold medal winners, turn around Shrinked to 10 items of 15 minutes, expelled Douglas Louise, He failed to “open” the score against the Ivorians, who also watched Eboue Kwasi receive a red card.
The two teams share the top spot in the group with four points, one point ahead of Germany, which beat Saudi Arabia, who finished last 3-2 without any points.
Nadim Amiri, Ragnar Ashi and Felix Odoji scored for the team coached by Stefan Koontz, while Sami Al-Naji scored a “double” for the Saudis.
Despite the suffering, France achieved its first victory in Group A, with the goal of Tigi Savanier, 90 + 2, to complete the return against South Africa (4-3). Until then, the French were always at a disadvantage, but they managed to stay in the fight for the result, thanks to a hat trick By André-Pierre Gignac Experienced (35 Years), who is already the tournament’s top scorer, with four goals.
The French now have the same three points as Mexico, which “surrendered” to goals from Takefusa Kubo and Ritsu Doan, losing 2-1 to isolated leaders Japan (six points), in a match directed by Portuguese Artur. Soares Dias.
Spain and Argentina also scored their first victories in the Olympic tournament, both 1-0, as Mikel Oyarzabal scored the Spanish goal against Australia, and Facundo Medina scored the “Albiceleste” goal against Egypt, in the third group led by the Spaniard, with four points. , more than Australians and Argentines, and three more than Egyptians.
In Group B, South Korea, Honduras, New Zealand and Romania tied with three points after this second round, considering that the South Koreans crushed the Romanian (4-0) and Honduras beat New Zealand (3-2). ).
The third and final round of the group stage is scheduled for Wednesday, with the top two from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.
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