Goals and Highlights France vs South Africa (4-3)
Photo by Takemi Shugo / Tokyo 2020


6:52 AM2 months ago


50' Kevin Ortega points to the center of the pitch and France gets its first win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
6:52 AM2 months ago

Unbelievable chance for South Africa

48' After a cross from the right, Fleurs gets the ball free inside the penalty area, but he takes it too low and sends it over the goal. The player hides his head with his shirt in disbelief.
6:50 AM2 months ago


47' SAVANIER! Giroud comes out of the box and crosses, the ball arrives at the 11 , who kills on his chest and hits the right corner of Williams, who stretches and finds nothing. Comeback in Saitama Stadium!
6:47 AM2 months ago

Injury time

45' Five minutes to go
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45' Savanier crosses to Gignac on the left, striker shoots almost without angle and goalkeeper saves
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40' GIROUD! With a left-footed shot from the right corner, the goalkeeper has no chance to save
6:45 AM2 months ago

Yellow card

39' Ronwen Wiliams, South Africa goalkeeper, for committing the penalty
6:44 AM2 months ago


39' The ball is thrown in the direction of Nordin, Wiliams closes the angle and shares with the striker, who falls and the referee scores a penalty
6:38 AM2 months ago

Double substitution in South Africa

38' Mukumela and Monyane in place of Frosler and Mokoena
6:33 AM2 months ago


37' MOKOENA! Singh's header deflects off the goalkeeper's head and the ball reaches the No.4, who hits the ball into the goalkeeper's left corner from outside the box.
6:32 AM2 months ago

France wants more

34' Nkounkou recebe de Caci e solta a canhota, mas bate direto pra fora
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33' GIGNAC! Michelin crosses, the center forward heads the ball home and makes it all even
6:28 AM2 months ago

Substitution in South Africa

33' Mosele takes over for Kodisang
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28' MAKGOPA! Kodisang's individual play on the left side of the pitch, he crosses the ball and the number 9 deflects it at the near post to put the Africans back in front
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Chance for South Africa

24' Cele tries a shot from outside the box, but it goes wide
6:27 AM2 months ago

Substitution in France

23' Nordin and Beka Beka enter, Tousart and Thauvin leave the pitch.
6:26 AM2 months ago

Substitution in South Africa

20' Mahlatsi comes on for Ngcobo.
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Substitution in France

16' Lee Fee takes the place of Mbuku
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14' Mbuku receives from Nkoukou and shoots from outside the area, goalkeeper saves
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12' GIGNAC! After good play down the left, Kolo Muani goes to the back line and crosses back, center forward deflects in the small area and completes for the goal.

6:24 AM2 months ago

Very close

56' Mohamme finishes with a cross from outside the box, the ball goes to the left of Paul Bernardoni's goal
6:23 AM2 months ago


8' KODISANG! Launching striker #18, he clears the marking of Clement Michelin and plays it closed to the goalkeeper's left corner
6:20 AM2 months ago

Game stopped

5' South Africa's medical team comes in to attend to Thabo Cele, who has fallen after a ball dispute with Muani 
6:18 AM2 months ago

Chance of France

4' Gignac gets in the middle of the box and shoots, Williams saves
6:17 AM2 months ago


3' Singh puts Magkopa on the line, he shoots from outside the box with his right foot, but misses
6:15 AM2 months ago


00' Second half begins
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47' End of 1st Half
5:40 AM2 months ago

Injury time

45' Two minutes 
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41 Luther Singh fills his right foot, but the ball touches the post and goes wide
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40 Tousart brings down Kodisang in the box and the referee points to the whistle
5:38 AM2 months ago

Ronwen Williams!

32' Gignac shoots from outside the box, goalkeeper stretches out and makes the save
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29' Thauvin throws the ball to Gignac, assistant flags up
5:37 AM2 months ago


23' Makgopa receives from Singh and shoots from the right, the ball explodes on the right post
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Yellow card

15' Nkoukou, France, for a foul on Singh
5:36 AM2 months ago

Chance for South Africa

15' Kodisang goes forward to attack, in the sequence Singh shoots from far, seeking the left angle, goalkeeper catches
5:35 AM2 months ago


12' Michelin plays to Gignac, who hits a right and misses the target
5:35 AM2 months ago

Chance for France

4' Savanier tests the goalkeeper with a shot from outside the area, but he saves in the middle of the goal
5:34 AM2 months ago

France attacks

2' Gignac shoots from outside the area, but the ball goes out
5:33 AM2 months ago


00' The 1st half begins
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FRANCE: Bernardoni; Michelin, Kalulu, Caci, Nkounkou; Thauvin, Tousart, Savanier; Kolo Muani, Gignac, Mbuku.
SOUTH AFRICA: Williams; Mohamme, Fleurs, Frosler, Malepe; Mokoena, Cele, Ngcobo, Singh, Kodisang; Makgopa.
5:01 AM2 months ago

How to watch France vs South Africa Live Stream on TV and Online?

Event: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Venue: Saitama Stadium (Japan)
Kick-off time: 03:30 AM ET
Where to watch: Canais Globo (Brazil), Eurosport 2 - France 4 France), RTVE (Spain), NBC Sports (USA)
4:56 AM2 months ago

When is France vs South Africa game and how to watch it LIVE and in real time?

Valid for Group A, the clash between French and Japanese opens the 2nd round of the group on Sunday (25), at 5am (GMT) at Saitama Stadium, and will be shown by DStv.com/DStv Now App (online streaming), Canais Globo (Brazil), NBC Sports (USA), Eurosport 2 - France 4 (France). You can also follow the information before, during and after the game here on VAVEL real time.
4:51 AM2 months ago

Who will be the referee and the assistants?

Referee: Kevin Ortega (Peru)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Orue (Peru)
Assistant Referee 2: Jesus Sánchez (Peru)
4th Official: Leodan Gonzalez (Uruguay)
Match Commissioner: Paria Shahriyari (Iran)
General Coordinator: Man Gil Shin (South Korea)
Video Assistant Referee (VAR): Andres Cunha (Uruguay)
Assistant VAR (AVAR): Marco Guida (Italy)
4:46 AM2 months ago

South Africa: possible line up

Ronwen Williams; Fleurs, Mukumela, Malepe, Mabiliso; Cele, Mosele, Mokoena; Singh; Makgopa.
Head Coach: David Notoane
4:41 AM2 months ago

France: possible line up

Paul Bernardoni; Bard, Sagnan, Kalulu, Michelin; Savanier, Tousart, Beka Beka; Thauvin, Kolo Muani, Gignac.
Head Coach: Sylvain Ripoll.
4:36 AM2 months ago

Bafana Bafana is coming

Real Madrid's Takefusa Kubo scored the only goal in Japan's second half victory over South Africa in Tokyo in Round 1. So this time David Notoane's team is also looking for their first goal in the tournament.
4:31 AM2 months ago

Do you remember him?

In the opening game, Mexico surprised the French and won 4-1, with goals from Carlos Vega, Sebastián Córdova, Uriel Antuna, and Eduardo Aguirre. Well known in Brazil for facing Palmeiras in the Club World Cup this year, veteran center forward André-Pierre Gignac scored from the penalty spot.
4:26 AM2 months ago

South Africa squad

Goalkeepers: Ronwen Williams, Mondli Mpoto, Sifiso Mlungwana.
Defenders: James Monyane, Katlego Mohamme, Teboho Mokoena, Luke Fluers, Thendo Mukumela, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Repo Malepe.
Midfielders: Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Thabo Cele, Sipho Mbule, Lyle Foster, Goodman Mosele, Kobamelo Kodisang.
Attackers: Evidence Magkopa, Luther Singh, Fagrie Lakai.
Head Coach: David Notoane.
4:21 AM2 months ago

France squad

Goalkeepers: Paul Bernardoni (Angers), Stefan Bajic (Saint-Étienne), Dimitry Bertaud (Montpellier)
Defenders: Anthony Caci (Strasbourg), Clement Michelin (Lens), Ismael Doukoure (Valenciennes), Modibo Sagnan (Real Sociedad), Pierre Kalulu (Milan), Timothée Pembele (PSG)
Midfielders: Alexis Beka Beka (Caen), Enzo Le Fee (Lorient), Florian Thauvin (Monterrey), Jeremy Gelin (Rennes), Lucas Tousart (Hertha Berlim), Téji Savanier (Montpellier) 
Forwards: André-Pierre Gignac (Monterrey), Arnaud Nordin (Saint-Étienne), Issac Lihadji (Lille), Nathanael Mbuku (Reims), Randal Kolo Muani (Nantes).

Head Coach: Sylvain Ripoll.

4:16 AM2 months ago

Soccer Standings

France and South Africa are in Group A, which also has Mexico and Japan. As they lost in the opener, these teams have not yet scored. In addition, there are 12 other countries divided into four groups (Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Spain, Honduras, New Zealand and Romania).
4:11 AM2 months ago

Set your alarm clock

One of the changes in these Olympic Games compared to Rio 2016 is the time zone, so make a note in your calendar and set your watch because the round starts at 3:30 am ET this Sunday July 25th.
4:06 AM2 months ago

Kick-off time France vs South Africa live

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.
4:01 AM2 months ago

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games match: France vs South Africa Live Updates!

Hi everyone! We have reached the third day of the Tokyo Olympic Games and the second round of soccer, so come with us as there are eight more games taking place today, among them France and South Africa, which you can follow minute by minute here on VAVEL. My name is Bia Palumbo and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.