South Africa vs Mexico LIVE Football Match Score July 28/7/2021
South Africa U23 take on Mexico U23 in their final group fixture of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, knowing that only a victory can put them into the next round. Amaglug-Glug are currently bottom of Group A without a single point, having lost both their games so far. But they really pushed France in their last outing, netting thrice in a pulsating 4-3 defeat and they will be hoping to build on that result here.
El Tri need to equal or better France’s result from the other match against Japan, as both sides are currently level on points but the former is ahead on goal difference. A 4-1 thumping of Les Blues on the opening day was followed by a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Japan in the next match, but the pressure remains on the South Africans. South Africa and Mexico will face off in Sapporo with El Tri having the chance to top Group A at the Tokyo Olympics soccer tournament on Wednesday.
The Amaglug-glug currenly sit bottom of the table with Japan top after two games. Due to goal difference deciding the positions at the Tokyo tournament both Mexico – who have the same GD as Japan – and France can finish top on the day, although Les Bleus would require a four-goal swing to dislodge their opponents. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games soccer match between South Africa and Mexico will kick off at the Sapporo Dome on Wednesday 28 July 2021 at 7:30 am EDT and 4:30 am PDT.
South Africa have only qualified for the Olympics on three occasions and in their previous two tournaments in 2000 and 2016 the nation were eliminated at the group stage, and they will need to score a few goals on Wednesday to prevent history repeating itself.
Mexico’s Tokyo Olympics got off to a flying start when they put four past France last Thursday, and four different goalscorers found the back of the net including Ernesto Vega, Francisco Cordova, Carlos Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre.
Jaime Lozano’s side were unable to repeat their opening day performance against Japan on Sunday, when they found themselves 2-0 down after 11 minutes, but Roberto Alvarado did add his name to the scoresheet five minutes from time.
Along with the defeat, more issues came from that game with Japan after centre-back Johan Vasquez was shown a straight red card in the 68th minute, and he will now be suspended for the final group game.
For Mexico to secure their place in the last eight, they can draw with South Africa and hope that France do not beat Japan, or to keep it in their own hands, three points on Wednesday will complete the job of progressing through.
South Africa need three points to qualify. Anything less would spell the end of their Olympic sojourn.
By scoring three goals against France in the last match, Amaglug-Glug showed they certainly have the hunger, but Mexico have more experience and might come out on top.