TOKYO — It took Mexico six tries to reach the semifinals of an Olympic soccer tournament. Now it can’t seem to stay away. With Saturday’s 6-3 rout of South Korea in Yokohama, El Tri is back in the final four for the second time in nine years, riding two goals from Henry Martin and two from Sebastián Córdova to a date with Brazil on Tuesday in Kashima, about 70 miles east of Tokyo, where an Olympic medal will be on the line.
Brazil beware. There is no team at the men's Olympic soccer tournament that has looked as strong and played as consistently well as Mexico. And that's not hyperbole. Saturday's comprehensive 6-3 quarterfinal win over South Korea is the latest evidence that El Tri is a legitimate contender for the gold medal in Tokyo. The Mexicans are only two games away from it, with Brazil coming up next in Tuesday's semifinal (4 a.m. ET).
Tokyo Olympic Men's Soccer scores: Spain and Mexico win big to reach semifinals with Japan and Brazil
The men's Olympic soccer semifinals are now set with Spain, Brazil, and Mexico the three teams left alongside the home nation Japan in the hunt for the gold medal. The Spanish needed a late equalizer and extra time before eventually blowing Ivory Coast away in Rifu while the Mexicans thumped South Korea in Yokohama.
July 31 (UPI) -- Spain, Brazil, Japan and Mexico each clinched spots in the semifinals of the 2020 Summer Games men's soccer tournament with quarterfinal victories Saturday in Japan. Spain started the day with a 5-2 win over the Ivory Coast at Miyagi Stadium in Rifu. Right wing Rafa Mir...
TOKYO — The last time Mexico advanced beyond the group stage of an Olympic soccer tournament, it won the gold medal. That was 2012 in London. El Tri is hoping history repeats itself in Tokyo after advancing to the knockout round for just the second time in a quarter-century with a 3-0 win over South Africa on Wednesday. The victory earned Mexico (2-1-0), which finished second in its group to unbeaten Japan, a quarterfinal date Saturday with South Korea.
Tokyo Olympics Men's Soccer: France, Germany, Argentina go home; Mexico, Brazil, Spain among quarterfinalists
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics group stage for men's soccer is in the books, and some big names have been eliminated with France, Germany and Argentina all heading home after underwhelming showings in Japan. All three finished third in their four-team groups to fall just short of the knockout phases, but none of them truly merited to advance based on their showings over three games. The host nation are the only team to have won all three of their fixtures and look one of the strongest sides heading into the latter stages.
TOKYO — If there was one play that best captured Mexico’s performance in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Japan in theOlympic soccer tournament, it came in the 53rd minute when forward Diego Lainez dribbled deep into the Japanese end, spun sharply to his left and drove his right foot toward the ball.
2020 Olympic Soccer Power Rankings: Brazil inch closer to top spot; Mexico, South Korea move up; Spain tumble
The group phase of the men's Olympic soccer event at this summer's Olympics is now done and hosts Japan have emerged as the big winners with the only 100% record. Big guns France, Germany and Argentina have all gone home while Spain are yet to get out of second gear with arguably the strongest squad.
Tokyo Olympics soccer scores: Mexico stun France; Richarlison scores hat trick in Brazil win vs. Germany
Men's Olympic soccer is underway at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the opening round of fixtures produced some surprising results with France and Germany both suffering heavy defeats. The French were outdone by Mexico in Group A while the Germans could not pull off a recovery against Brazil in a six-goal Group D thriller.
TOKYO — WhenMexico stumbled home from the 2010 World Cup, its national team program wasn’t exactly in crisis. But it was close. El Tri had fielded an aging team in South Africa, one led by a 37-year-old goalkeeper, two 31-year-old captains and a 37-year-old striker. It made the London Olympics two years later an audition of sorts, with Mexico needing to get younger fast with another World Cup on the horizon.
Mexico vs Brazil Prediction, Odds, Line & Spread for 2021 Olympic Men's Semifinals Soccer Match on FanDuel
All Olympic Soccer betting lines, odds and prop bets. are available on FanDuel Sportsbook. Moneyline: Mexico: (+230) | Brazil: (+115) | DRAW: (+240) Spread: Mexico: +1 (-160) | Brazil: -1 (+320) Total: 2.5 – Over: (-120) | Under: (-102) Odds to Win Gold Medal: Mexico: (+600) | Brazil: (+155) Mexico...
Mexico's victory over France in the Olympics men's soccer opener was overshadowed by an unfortunate uniform mistake on the jersey of Erick Aguirre.
The Men’s Olympic Soccer tournament has delivered drama, goals and shocks galore during the group stage. After being postponed due to COVID, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will take place in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, July 23 – Sunday, August 8, 2021. The USMNT failed to make the Olympics again, opening the...
The top teams in Group A will clash when Japan faces Mexico at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in Saitama, Japan, on Sunday. The winner will more than likely be assured a spot in the quarterfinals. The Japanese went 1-1-1 at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to place 10th after taking fourth at the London Olympics four years earlier. Mexico also had a disappointing Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, placing ninth after going 1-1-1 in the group stage. That was after having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.