Mexico confidently dispatch France in opening Olympic game

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France fell to Mexico, the gold medal favourites, in order to win their Olympic group game 4-1.

Mexico was led by Alexis Vega & Francisco Cordova in the second quarter. Andre Pierre Gignac converted a penalty to give France a lead again. - Men's Olympics soccer bracket and fixtures Uriel Antuna got a third in the final 10 minutes before Eduardo Aguirre scored in added time to wrap up the game for Jaime Lozano's side. It was a fairly depleted side who faced Mexico on Thursday. Kylian Mabappe, Eduardo Camavinga and Houssem Alouar were not permitted to travel with their clubs. Mexico took advantage of their opponent's lack of star power and took the lead on 47 minutes when Diego Lainez floated a ball into the box and Vega headed it into the net. Cordova doubled the lead in 54 minutes when he hit a low shot to the bottom left corner. Cesar Montes committed a clumsy offense on Randalkolo muani in the box, resulting in France being assessed a penalty that Gignac easily evaded. Lozano's shot to the bottom left was assisted by Vega by Vega. Aguirre scored the goal of the game in 91 minutes. He made a swerve around the France defence before launching a shot in the upper right-hand corner.

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