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Mexico opens Olympics with 4-1 win over France in football

Alexis Vega scored the first of four second-half goals for Mexico in a 4-1 victory over France on Thursday in the men’s Olympic football tournament.

Mexico, who won gold at the 2012 Olympics, had the best chances in the first half but the game went scoreless at the break. Vega scored the first in the 47th minute and Sebastian Cordova added a second in the 55th.

André-Pierre Gignac, who plays for Mexican club Tigres, scored from the penalty spot in the 70th minute to close the gap for France, who won the Olympic title in 1984. But Uriel Atuna gave Mexico the advantage 3-1 in the 80th and Eduardo Aguirre added a stoppage goal for El Tri.

While the Olympics are reserved for under 23s, coaches can name three players born after 1997. Tokyo teams are dotted with stars, including Florian Thauvin, who won the 2018 World Cup with France and also plays for the Tigers.

The Mexico squad included goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, a 36-year-old four-World Cup veteran, and Club America teammate Henry Martin up front.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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