The men’s play-off for third place will take place on Friday, with El Tri chasing medals for the first time since 2012
Mexico has one last chance to win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if it comes down to it Japan in the bronze medal game at Saitama Stadium.
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El Tri has not won a medal since 2012 when they beat Brazil in the final to win gold, but this time lost to the same opponent in the semifinals.
Before the game, gate has the details of how to watch the men’s olympic soccer tournament on TV, how to stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live stream and how to watch it
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Team news and squad
|goalkeeper||Ochoa, Jurado, Malaga|
|defender||Erick Aguirre, Montes, Vasquez, Angulo, Sanchez, Lorona, Mora|
|midfield player||Romo, Rodriguez, Esquivel, Cordova, Beltran|
|Forward||Martin, Lainez, Vega, Antuna, Eduardo Aguirre, Angulo, Alvarado|
Mexico hopes to leave a disappointing summer football behind with a medal at the Olympics.
The senior squad ultimately lagged behind at the Gold Cup, losing to the USMNT in the final, so the country’s hopes are that Jaime Lozano will beat Japan.
Captain Guillermo Ochoa convinced in the semi-final against Brazil, without conceding a goal for 120 minutes, but couldn’t stop a penalty in the shoot-out.
Estimated starting XI from Mexico: Ochoa; Lorona, Montes, Angulo, Sanchez; Romo, Esquivel, Cordova; Antuna, Martin, Vega.
|goalkeeper||Osako, Tani, Suzuki|
|defender||Sakai, Nakayama, Itakura, Yoshida, Hatate, Tomiyasu, Hashioka, Machida, Seko|
|midfield player||Endo, Kubo, Miyoshi, Doan, Mitoma, Soma, Tanaka|
|Forward||Maeda, Ueda, Hayashi|
Japan has not won an Olympic medal in men’s football since 1968 after finishing fourth in the London 2012 Olympics.
They are hoping to improve during this break, with Real Madrid’s Takefusa Kubo being expected a lot.
Veteran defender and captain Maya Yoshida is competing in her third Olympic Games and hoping for her first medal at the tournament.
Expected starting XI for Japan: Tani; Sakai, Itakura, Yoshida, Hatate; Endo, Tanaka; Doan, Kubo, Mitoma; Ueda.
|Mexico results||Japan results|
|Mexico 0-0 (1-4 balls) Brazil (August 3)||Japan 0-1 Spain (August 3)|
|South Korea 3-6 Mexico (July 31)||Japan 0-0 (4-2 pens) New Zealand (July 31)|
|South Africa 0-3 Mexico (July 28)||France 0-4 Japan (July 28)|
|Japan 2-1 Mexico (July 25)||Japan 2-1 Mexico (July 25)|