El Tri will seek to repeat its success in London 2012, where they won the gold medal after beating Brazil at Wembley. All but two of the 22 Central American team members play in the Mexican league and most of them have played in the senior team.
As these Games approach, Gerardo Martino’s men have unbeaten through three friendlies, beating both Australia and Romania and draw 1-1 with Saudi Arabia.
2012 gold medalists vs 2018 world champions
Meanwhile, France has enjoyed great success in international level (two world cups, two euros and a few confederations cups), but they could only win the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. Since then, they were absent without permission and they last qualified in 1996.
The rising stars of France do not have traveled to japan, because some of them have already played in the European Championship and others have been withdrawn by their club sides, which means that most of Sylvain Ripoll’s team is full of Ligue 1 players.
Ripoll, who led the Blues to the semi-finals of the 2019 European Under-21 Championships, Olympic qualified, will try to beat the odds and make it to the final round in his quest for the gold medal.
What time do Mexico start against France?
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games football match between Mexico and France will kick off at Ajinomoto Stadium on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at These and other HAP 4h00 1h00.
It is 10:00 a.m. CEST and 9:00 a.m. UK time.
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Where can I watch Mexico vs France in the US and UK?
In the United States and United Kingdom, the following TV channels and online services will broadcast Mexico vs. France:
we: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCOlympics.com, USA Network, NBC Sports App, Telemundo.
UK: EuroSport Player UK, BBC Red Button, EuroSport 1 UK, discovery+.
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Mexico vs France: live coverage of the English AS
You can also follow live coverage of Mexico vs France right here on AS English. We’ll prepare for the match about an hour before kick-off, before showing you the action as it unfolds.