The men’s play-off match in third place takes place on Friday, while El Tri wants to win a medal for the first time since 2012
Mexico has one last chance to win a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when it takes on the fight Japan in the bronze medal match at Saitama Stadium.
El Tri has not won a medal since 2012 when it defeated Brazil in the final to win gold, but this time lost in the semi-finals against the same opponents.
Before the match, Purpose has information on how to watch the men’s olympic soccer tournament on TV, how to stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
In the United States, this year’s soccer matches at the Olympics can be watched live and on demand fuboTV.
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as via a web browser.
Tension news and timetables
|Goalkeepers||Ochoa, Jurado, Malagon|
|Defenders||Erick Aguirre, Montes, Vasquez, Angulo, Sanchez, Lorona, Mora|
|Midfielders||Romo, Rodriguez, Esquivel, Cordova, Beltran|
|Forwards||Martin, Lainez, Vega, Antuna, Eduardo Aguirre, Angulo, Alvarado|
Mexico hopes to put a disappointing summer of football behind them by taking home a medal at the Olympics.
His senior team eventually fell short at the Gold Cup and lost in the final against the USMNT, leaving the country’s hope resting on Jaime Lozano’s side to beat Japan.
Captain Guillermo Ochoa was impressive against Brazil in the semi-final, and he kept a clean sheet over 120 minutes but could not stop any penalties in the match.
Prediction Mexico starts XI: Ochoa; Lorona, Montes, Angulo, Sanchez; Romo, Esquivel, Cordova; Antuna, Martin, Vega.
|Goalkeepers||Osako, Tani, Suzuki|
|Defenders||Sakai, Nakayama, Itakura, Yoshida, Hatate, Tomiyasu, Hashioka, Machida, Seko|
|Midfielders||Endo, Kubo, Miyoshi, Doan, Mitoma, Soma, Tanaka|
|Forwards||Maeda, Ueda, Hayashi|
Japan has not won an Olympic men’s soccer medal since 1968, after finishing fourth at the 2012 Olympics.
It will hope to improve this time, with much to be expected from Takefusa Kubo of Real Madrid.
Veteran defender and captain Maya Yoshida appears at his third Olympics and is hoping for his first medal in the tournament.
Predicted Japan starts XI: Tani; Sakai, Itakura, Yoshida, Hatate; Endo, Tanaka; Doan, Kubo, Mitoma; Ueda.
|Results in Mexico||Japan results|
|Mexico 0-0 (1-4 pins) Brazil (3 Aug.)||Japan 0-1 Spain (3 Aug.)|
|South Korea 3-6 Mexico (July 31)||Japan 0-0 (4-2 pins) New Zealand (July 31)|
|South Africa 0-3 Mexico (July 28)||France 0-4 Japan (July 28)|
|Japan 2-1 Mexico (July 25)||Japan 2-1 Mexico (July 25)|