Tokyo 2020: Brazil, México Starts Male Football Event In Style


The male football event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics kick off on Thursday with Brazil and México recording big wins against big guns.

In group D, Brazil outclassed Germany 4-2 in what was the opener of the football games for the men while one of Africa’s representative, Côte d’Ivoire defeated Saudi Arabia despite getting a man sent off during the encounter.

Host, Japan pipped South Africa by a lone goal in their group A opener and in the other group game México whitewashed France by 4 goals to 1.

Romania and New Zealand recorded an identical 1-0 win against their group B opponents (Honduras, South Korea) and in group C it was a shocking result as Australia defeated Argentina 2-0 while Egypt held Spain to a goalless draw.

MD 1 Results
Brazil 4-2 Germany
Romania 1-0 Honduras
Egypt 0-0 Spain
México 4-1 France
Japan 1-0 South Africa
New Zealand 1-0 South Korea
Australia 2-0 Argentina
Côte d’Ivoire 2-1 Saudi Arabia
The football events continue on Sunday.