MEXICO VS FRANCE – OLYMPIC GAMES
Good morning and a very, very, very warm welcome to this morning’s Olympic Football coverage as Mexico take on France.
There is high expectations on both of these nations and that sets up an intriguing encounter.
The majority of each squad has to be under 23, with the French youngsters one of the favourites to win the gold medal.
There’s no Kylian Mbappe in the French side, despite the PSG striker being eligible.
Andre-Pierre Gignac, Florian Thauvin and Eduardo Camavinga will all be on show however in what is a very strong, talented squad.
Arsenal fans will also be keen to see how William Saliba gets on, with the 20-year-old also on the plane.
Nations can select three players over the age of 23 for the tournament and the Mexicans included superb veteran goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa amongst their ranks.
Hopes are high in Mexico for their young side, with Diego Lainez taking the captain’s armband.
Hosts Japan and South Africa make up the rest of this group as the men’s side of the draw gets underway a day before tomorrow’s opening ceremony.
Yesterday’s results in the women’s game has shown anything can happen, as tournament favourites Team USA went down 3-0 to Sweden.
What will today have in store? Stay tuned to find out.