Goals and Highlights: Mexico 3-1 Japan in Football Bronze Medal Tokyo 2020
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7:03 AMa month ago

Highlights

6:56 AMa month ago

It's over!

Mexico wins the bronze medal with a 3-1 victory over Japan at home. The Tricolor wins its second Olympic medal in soccer and the fourth for the Mexican delegation in this Olympic Games.
6:53 AMa month ago

90'+2'

Yellow card for Guillermo Ochoa
6:48 AMa month ago

86'

Henry Martín and Charly Rodríguez leave and Eduardo Aguirre and Joaquín Esquivel enter the company.
6:42 AMa month ago

80'

Mexico. Fernando Beltran and Roberto Alvarado enter, Alexis Vega and Sebastian Cordova leave.

Japan. Koji Miyoshi enters, Wataru Endo leaves.

Yellow card for Auyase Ueda

6:38 AMa month ago

78'

GOOOLAZO. Kaoru Mitoma scores a great goal after Kubo's assist to shorten the score.
6:36 AMa month ago

74'

Ochoa! Once again Guillermo Ochoa manages to keep out Kaoru Mitoma's shot.
6:32 AMa month ago

67'

Change Ao Tanaka in Kou Itakura
6:28 AMa month ago

67'

Ochoa! Perfectly placed on his right side and avoids Japan's first goal
6:21 AMa month ago

57'

GOAL. Alexis Vega seems to sentence the Japanese and makes it 3-0.
6:20 AMa month ago

56'

Change. Diego Lainez comes off due to injury and Antuna replaces him.
6:14 AMa month ago

53'

Close! Córdova makes a great individual play but Tani is instrumental in keeping out the third.
6:13 AMa month ago

51'

Doan can't finish correctly, Japan had the 2-1vvv
6:05 AMa month ago

45'

The complementary part begins!
6:04 AMa month ago

45'

Japan change. Yuki Soma leaves the field, Reo Hatate enters the field.
5:48 AMa month ago

45'+2'

Mexico wins it at halftime. Jorge Sanchez gets a yellow card at 41'.
5:47 AMa month ago

45'

2 minutes of compensation will be added
5:45 AMa month ago

44'

Doan filters between Angulo's legs but Ochoa safely backs off and ends the action.
5:42 AMa month ago

39'

They miss it! Mexico manages to penetrate in the last quarter of the pitch but Diego Lainez lets it go through.
5:32 AMa month ago

30'

Hayashi surprises with a long-range shot. Ochoa keeps the ball
5:31 AMa month ago

27'

Japan's corner kick. Kubo lifts it into the center of the box and puts the defense in trouble.
5:26 AMa month ago

24'

Kubo and Soma weave it on the right baseline, crossed ball.
5:24 AMa month ago

21'

GOAL. Johan Vásquez scores the second for the Tricolor, the defender finishes off a set piece by Córdova.
5:19 AMa month ago

17'

Great play! Endo wins the backs of the defenders and heads alone to Ochoa's goal, the Mexican goalkeeper gets in front in a good way.
5:16 AMa month ago

12'

GOOOOL. Sebastián Córdova scores the first from the 11 steps.
5:11 AMa month ago

10'

Penalty on Alexis Vega. The Mexican 11 was on his way to goal and the referee awards the penalty. The play is reviewed in the VAR.
5:06 AMa month ago

2'

Diego Lainez looks for the first warning with a right footed shot
5:01 AMa month ago

Kickoff!

Tokyo 2020 men's soccer bronze medal duel kicks off
4:56 AMa month ago

Opening is near

The opening whistle is just a few minutes away. The teams have sung their anthems
4:51 AMa month ago

Almost ready!

We are just minutes away from the start of the bronze medal match. With what they showed in their group stage clash, everything indicates that this will be a very intense and attacking match.
4:46 AMa month ago

Japan substitutes

Keisuke Osako, Kou Itakura, Koji Miyoshi, Daizen Maeda, Kaouru Mitoma, Reo Hatate, Ayase Ueda
4:41 AMa month ago

Mexico substitutes

Sebastián Jurado, Vladimir Loroña, Fernando Beltrán, Roberto Álvarado, Uriel Antuna, Joaquín Esquivel, Eduardo Aguirre
4:36 AMa month ago

Japan starting lineup

MORIYASU Hajime, coach of the Japanese opted for a 4-2-4 tactical formation: Kosei Tani, Hikori Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Maya Yoshida, Wataru Endo, Takefusa Kubo, Ritsu Doan, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Yuki Soma, Ao Tanaka, Daichi Hayashi will start the game.
4:31 AMa month ago

Mexico starting lineup

Jaime Lozano's team will start with a 4-3-3 formation: Guillermo Ochoa, Jesús Ángulo, César Montes, Jorge Sánchez, Johan Vásquez, Luis Romo, Sebastián Córdova, Diego Lainez, Carlos Roddríguez, Henry Martín and Alexis Vega.
4:26 AMa month ago

53 Years without a medal

Although the Japanese are used to being a fairly active nation in the Olympic medal standings, soccer has been difficult for them. Like the Mexicans, they have only one medal to their name from their participation in the Olympic Games: the bronze medal obtained in Mexico 68. However, only in Beijing 2008 did they win the Olympic diploma by taking fourth place.
4:21 AMa month ago

Wants bronze as a farewell gift

After Jaime Lozano informed that once the Olympic process is over, he will say goodbye to the Mexican National Under-23 Team, he stressed that he wants to do it with honors and deliver a medal for the history of Olympic medals in the country. Lozano is D.T of the U23 since 2018: "It will always be a pride to represent our country, we have the opportunity to leave with a better taste in our mouths and obviously, a medal". he said.
4:16 AMa month ago

Olympic Games track record

Japan and Mexico have a long history of confrontations in different events, as we have already mentioned. In the men's Olympic Games alone, they have faced each other three times, with Japan winning two of them and Mexico winning one. Although the advantage is minimal, Japan has 5 goals in favor and El Tri has only 4, which puts them at -1 goal difference.
4:11 AMa month ago

HIGH TEMPERATURES

In the different venues of these Olympic Games, the weather has been an important point to consider, especially in the outdoor venues. In some disciplines the wind and weather even played against the athletes. In some of the athletics events, the participants were severely exhausted by the high temperatures and humidity. For this reason, the women's soccer final match was rescheduled to avoid the heat peak and the Tri's match was rescheduled.
4:06 AMa month ago

Timetable change

El Tri's match was initially scheduled to be played at 6:00 CET, however, due to a schedule adjustment made to the women's soccer final between Sweden and Canada at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium this Friday, the Mexicans and Japanese will play their match two hours earlier.
4:01 AMa month ago

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3:56 AMa month ago

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3:51 AMa month ago

Last lineup of México

13. G. OCHOA; 2. J. SÁNCHEZ, 5. J. VÁSQUEZ, 3. C. MONTES, 6. V. LOROÑA; 17. F. CÓRDOVA, 16, J. ESQUIVEL, 7. L. ROMO;  11. E. VEGA, 9. H. MARTÍN y 15. U. ANTUNA
3:46 AMa month ago

Mexico key player

Alexis Vega has been the Mexican team's most convincing attacking player. With goals and assists, he has been the driving force and reference point of this Olympic Games. Everything indicates that after his performance, the still red and white player will have a future in Europe.
3:41 AMa month ago

Japan last lineup

Kosei Tani, Hikori Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Kou Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Wataru Endo, Takefusa Kubo, Ritsu Doan, Reo Hatate, Ao Tanaka, Daichi Hayashi
3:36 AMa month ago

Japan key player

Midfielder Takefusa Kubo is a great promise of international soccer. At 24, he is one of Real Madrid's promising stars.
3:31 AMa month ago

Saitama Stadium

This stadium, located in the city of Saitama in the prefecture of the same name, is the largest soccer-only stadium in Japan and one of the largest in Asia.

Capacity of the venue
Olympic soccer: 64,000

3:26 AMa month ago

Lozano says goodbye

At a press conference, the Mexican coach stated that once the Mexican National Team's participation in the Olympic Games is over, he will step aside as the team's technical director.
3:21 AMa month ago

Japan want bronze

Although the Tricolor has already tasted the sweetness of the Olympics with the gold medal in London, everything seemed to indicate that the feat could be repeated in Tokyo 2020.  However, with a difficult semifinal duel against Brazil, the dream of a grand finale came to an end and now the bronze medal will be sought. 

Mexico's path to Tokyo 

Group Stage:

France 1-4 Mexico

Japan 2-1 Mexico

South Africa 3-0 Mexico

Quarterfinals

Mexico 6-3 Korea

Semifinals

Mexico 0-0 Brazil (Penalty kicks 1-4)

 

3:16 AMa month ago

Mexico's way

Although the Tricolor has already tasted the sweetness of the Olympics with the gold medal in London, everything seemed to indicate that the feat could be repeated in Tokyo 2020.  However, with a difficult semifinal duel against Brazil, the dream of a grand finale came to an end and now the bronze medal will be sought. 

Mexico's path to Tokyo 

Group Stage:

France 1-4 Mexico

Japan 2-1 Mexico

South Africa 3-0 Mexico

Quarterfinals

Mexico 6-3 Korea

Semifinals

Mexico 0-0 Brazil (Penalty kicks 1-4)

 

3:11 AMa month ago

Bronze medal

Japan and Mexico have both been medalists at previous Olympic Games. Japan took third place in Mexico 68. On the other hand, Mexico's National Team won gold in London 2012.
3:06 AMa month ago

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