France vs South Africa LIVE Football Match Score July 25/7/2021
CONCACAF qualifying winners Mexico took the lead less than two minutes after the break at the Tokyo Stadium, before doubling their advantage in the 55th minute, and though 35-year-old captain Andre-Pierre Gignac – whose last game for the French national team was the Euro 2016 final loss to Portugal – pulled a goal back from the spot, El Tri later added two more for the London 2012 champions.
While France’s gifted young generation has been largely left back at home – as some were on duty at Euro 2020 and others have been summarily withdrawn by their club sides – the former Lorient coach has been forced to draw from Ligue 1’s more modest sides for personnel.
As a result, though veteran striker Gignac and his new teammate at Mexico’s Tigres UNAL, Florian Thauvin, have been called in as overage players, the squad is undoubtedly not a true reflection of the abundant talent available to the reigning world champions.
The French team was supposed to be one of the favorites in the Olympic football tournament, but the vast majority of players from the original lineup could not come to Tokyo, as their clubs imposed a ban on the event. That’s why Sylvain Ripoll had to hastily adjust the composition, which still turned out to be very interesting names, and Andre-Pierre Gignac and Florian Tauvin – even stars of world soccer. Alas, in the first match they greatly disappointed their fans, and with them the whole French team, which allowed a devastating defeat against Mexico with a score of 1-4.
Valid for Group A, France and South Africa start at 5am (Brasília) at Saitama Stadium, one of the venues of these Olympic Games that is outside Tokyo. Inaugurated in 2001, the venue is home to the Urawa Red Diamonds, who play in J-League, has a capacity of 63,700 thousand fans and hosted four matches in the 2002 World Cup, including the semi-final between Brazil and Turkey, won by the Brazilian national team 1-0, with a goal by Ronaldo.
The French team lost with a heavy defeat against the Mexicans with a score of 1-4 at the start of the Olympics. Will Sylvain Ripoll’s wards be able to make up for that failure in the game with South Africa? Our prediction: this time the French Team will get an easy victory!
The South African national team is the outsider in Group A, which should enjoy some playing some football on the Japanese fields of the Olympics. The players need to remember this grand event, but it will be almost impossible for them to solve serious problems and advance to the next stage of the round. However, in the first game against the tournament hosts Japan, the Yellow and Green played surprisingly patiently, though they lost to their opponent in shots – 4-14, and in shots on goal – 1-6, but up to 71 minutes they managed to tie in standings, but then Takefusa Kubo hit an unstoppable shot, which led to South Africa’s defeat – 0-1. There are even tougher matches ahead, but the Africans will undoubtedly fight to the end.
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