Each team brings experienced players to the Olympics, although El Tri is forced to divide their talent between tournaments
Mexico and France clash on Thursday as they begin their men’s Olympic campaigns in Tokyo.
While France included veterans such as Andre-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin (who play club football in Liga MX in a fun twist) in a strong group, Mexico was expected to split their talents between the ongoing Gold Cup and the Olympic Games. Games.
But like Diego Lainez and Guillermo Ochoa, El Tri makes a formidable opponent.
Before the match, Purpose has the details on how to watch TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
In the United States (US) this year’s Olympic football matches can be watched live and on demand fuboTV (watch with a free 7-day trial).
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which is accessible via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV, as well as via a web browser.
Team news and schedules
|Goalkeepers||Bajic, Larssonneur, Bernardoni|
|Defenders||Bard, Caci, Doukoure, Kalulu, Michelin, Pembele, Sagnan|
|Midfielders||Beka Beka, Gelin, Le Fee, Savanier, Thauvin, Tousart|
|Forwards||Gignac, Kolo Muani, Lihadji, Mbuku, Nordin|
The French were disappointed to learn that the clubs with several prospects, including midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, would not allow their players to go to Tokyo.
But they remain one of the favorites to make a deep turn in the tournament, with Gignac and Thauvin’s best candidates to reach the points ladder.
Predicted France starts XI: Bernardoni, Michelin, Sagnan, Kalulu, Caci, Toussart, Savanier, Le Fee, Mbuku, Gignac, Thauvin.
|Goalkeepers||Ochoa, Jurado, Malagon|
|Defenders||Romo, Montes, Vasquez, Angulo, Sanchez, Lorona, Mora|
|Midfielders||Lainez, Cordova, Rodriguez, Alvarado, Antuna, Esquivel, Beltran, Erick Aguirre, Angulo|
|Forwards||Martin, Vega, Eduardo Aguirre|
Mexico will be led in the attack by Lainez, who was spotted in the Nations League earlier this summer. Henry Martin also competed in the tournament as part of El Tri’s front line.
The Olympic list will see their compatriots advance to the knockout rounds of the Gold Cup, and will want to repeat the feat.
Predicted start XI: Ochoa, Erick Aguirre, Vasquez, Angulo, Sanchez, Antuna, Esquivel, Rodriguez, Romo, Lainez, Martin.
France won gold at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, while Mexico achieved the best honor in 2012.
This is France’s first appearance at the 1996 Olympics.