The French Olympic team was dominated Thursday in Tokyo by Mexico, 4-1, for its entry into the tournament.
Digesting the Euro fiasco may take a little time for the Blues of Didier Deschamps. In the meantime, we were betting on the French Olympic team to give a little joy to the French supporters. His debut in the tournament this Thursday at the Tokyo stadium was a big disappointment, with a small drop to the key.
When André-Pierre Gignac transformed, with great success, the penalty of the 69e minute for an obvious foul on Kolo Muani, this duel against Mexico started slightly to take another turn. Carried by the goal of their captain, who had beaten his counterpart Ochoa, old acquaintance of Ligue 1, Ripoll’s men had an easier time approaching the opposing line.
A feeling and a reality too ephemeral to upset the meeting and contest the clear superiority of the Mexicans who had achieved the break in a short time from the start of the second period, by Vega (1-0, 47e), just after a goal denied for offside, and Cordova (2-0, 55e).
Antuna then extinguished the last hopes of Thauvin and company with a strike from the left (3-1, 80e) before Aguirre (4-1, 90e +1) does not take advantage of a new approximation (to be polite) of the blue defense.
The France team must now bounce back in this group A against Japan, the host country, and South Africa, to hope to reach the final phase. There is a lot of work.