MEXICO VS FRANCE – OLYMPIC GAMES
Good morning and a very, very, very warm welcome to the coverage of Olympic football this morning, Mexico versus France.
High expectations are placed on both nations, and that leads to a fascinating encounter.
The majority of any squad must be under 23, with the French youngsters being one of the favorites for the gold medal.
There is no Kylian Mbappe in the French team despite the fact that the PSG striker is eligible to play.
However, Andre-Pierre Gignac, Florian Thauvin and Eduardo Camavinga will all be seen in a very strong and talented team.
Arsenal fans will also be excited to see how William Saliba gets along, with the 20-year-old also on the plane.
The Nations can select three players over 23 for the tournament and the Mexicans have the excellent seasoned goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in their ranks.
The hopes in Mexico are high, because Diego Lainez takes over the captain’s armband.
Hosts Japan and South Africa make up the rest of this group as the men’s draw begins the day before tomorrow’s opening ceremony.
Yesterday’s women’s results showed that anything can happen, as tournament favorites Team USA lost 3-0 to Sweden.
What is in store for today? Stay tuned to find out.