Mexico vs France LIVE Football Match Score July 22/7/2021
Each side brings experienced players into the Olympic Games, though El Tri has been forced to split their talent between tournaments . The French were disappointed to learn that the clubs of several top prospects including midfielder Eduardo Camavinga would not allow their players to go to Tokyo. But they remain among the favourites to make a deep run in the tournament, with Gignac and Thauvin top candidates to lead the way in scoring.
Mexico will be led in the attack by Lainez, who stood out in the Nations League earlier this summer. Henry Martin also participated in that tournament as part of El Tri’s front line. The Olympic roster will have seen their compatriots advance to the knockout round of the Gold Cup and will look to replicate that feat.
The two favorites to progress from Group A, France and Mexico, will look for their first win in the soccer Olympic tournament on Thursday in Chofu.
El Tri will look to repeat their success in London 2012, where they won the gold medal after defeating Brazil at Wembley. All but two members of the Central American 22-man roster play in the Mexican league and most of them have previously featured in the senior squad.
During the run-up to this Games, Gerardo Martino’s men have gone unbeaten through three friendly games, beating both Australia and Romania and drawing 1-1 with Saudia Arabia.
However, victory in March’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship ensured the Central American nation would return to the summertime festival of sport for another attempt this year.
All but two members of Jaime Lozano’s squad play their club football domestically, in Liga MX, but his final 22-man squad – announced earlier this month – features a number of players who are regular faces in the senior squad.
One of the Europe-based stars to be selected, Real Betis winger Diego Lainez has already established himself in Gerardo Martino’s national team, with three goals in 14 games so far – including one against Panama just a fortnight ago.
Lainez had not been involved in the qualifying campaign and was expected to join Martino’s squad for the ongoing Gold Cup, so his inclusion in the Olympics could prove a major bonus for former Queretaro manager Lozano.
During the run-up to this Games, his team have gone unbeaten through three friendly encounters – beating both Australia and Romania, plus drawing 1-1 with fellow finalists Saudia Arabia – to build hope that El Tri can emerge from the group and make it into the latter stages once again.