Egypt, Ivory Coast crash out of U23 men’s Olympic football

by | Jul 31, 2021 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

  • Defending Champions Brazil beat Egypt 1-0 in their quarter-final match on Saturday to set up a date with Mexico while Spain’s remarkable 5-2 win over Ivory Coast see than battle hosts Japan in the men’s U23 Olympics semi-finals.
Matheus Cunha recorded the only goal for Brazil in the 37th-minute assisted by Everton’s Richarlison as they reached the semi-finals.
Ivory Coast was unable to contain Spain in the day’s other quarter-finals.
Japan will battle Spain in the tournament semi-finals after the hosts struggled past New Zealand in Kashima.
Three goals from Rafa Mir, including one to force extra-time, gave Spain a 5-2 victory over the Ivory Coast in a thrilling men’s Olympic quarter-final in Rifu. The Ivorians had led twice in the fixture at the Miyagi stadium.
At the International Yokohama Stadium, possibly the best match of all the Olympic Games. A hard-fought game by both teams and a real goal-fest with a total of 9 goals as Mexico beat South Korea 6-3 aggregate to reach the semi-finals.

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