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Men’s football at the Summer Olympics. Off to the quarterfinals. France, Germany, and Argentina are part of the eliminated.

FOOTBALL at the 2020 (2021) Summer Olympics

THE MEN’S TOURNAMENT

 

This is how the group stage ended.
ELIMINATED: France, South Africa, Romania, Honduras, Argentina, Australia, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.

 

RESULTS FROM THE FINAL GROUP GAMES
FRANCE 0-4 JAPAN
SOUTH AFRICA 0-3 MEXICO
ROMANIA O-O NEW ZEALAND
SOUTH KOREA 6- 0 HONDURAS
AUSTRALIA 0-2 EGYPT
SPAIN 1- 1 ARGENTINA
GERMANY 1-1 IVORY COAST
SAUDI ARABIA 1- 3 BRAZIL

 

GROUP A
Japan won Group A with a 100% win rate. They thrashed France by 4 goals to nil in the final round.
The teams that needed a win in Group A ended up losing. France and South Africa were beaten by Japan and Mexico [respectively]

Mexico and South Africa ended the tie with a man sent off on both sides. Mexico took a 3- 0 win against South Africa to advance to the quarterfinals as runner-up.

 

GROUP B
Ui-Jo Hwang scored half of the goals for South Korea handed Honduras a 6- 0 defeat to keep Honduras at the bottom of Group B. The result meant that New Zealand did need to do any more than get a point from a draw to advance. New Zealand played a goalless draw with Romania.

 

GROUP C
Egypt used a 2- 0 win against Australia to get their place in the quarterfinals.
Argentina was denied qualification after a 1-1 draw with Spain after the Egyptian win made a draw inadequate for Argentina.
Egypt started the day at the bottom of the group standings and finished as a quarterfinalist.

 

GROUP D
Brazil wins Group D after beating eliminated Saudi Arabia 3-1.
A german own-goal sent Ivory Coast to the quarterfinals. Germany recovered with a free kick goal about five minutes after putting themselves a goal down, but it wasn’t the win they needed to get a place in the quarterfinals.

 

QUARTERFINAL
July 31, 2021

Spain vs Ivory Coast
Japan vs New Zealand
Brazil vs Egypt
South Korea vs Mexico

 

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