Mexico began their Olympic campaign in style with a 4-1 win over France, while South Africa conceded a narrow 1-0 defeat to hosts Japan in their opening Group A encounters on Thursday afternoon.
Egypt 0-0 Spain
Spain was held to a 0-0 draw by Egypt in their opening Group C encounter at the Sapporo Dome at the 20202 Tokyo Olympics.
Mexico 4-1 France
Five second-half goals ensured an entertaining start to the men’s Olympic football tournament as Mexico thrashed France 4-1 in Group A at the Tokyo Stadium.
New Zealand 1-0 Korea Republic
A solitary goal from Chris Wood handed New Zealand a 1-0 victory over South Korea at the start of the men’s Olympic soccer tournament at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.
Côte d’Ivoire 2-1 Saudi Arabia
Franck Kessie scored the winning goal to give Ivory Coast a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in the Olympic Games encounter at the Yokohama International Stadium.
Argentina 0-2 Australia
A first-half goal from Lachlan Wales and a second in the 80th minute from substitute Marco Tilio stunned a 10-man Argentina as Australia seized top spot in Group C at the Tokyo Olympics.
Honduras 0-1 Romania
An own goal from Elvin Oliva Casildo gifted Romania a narrow 1-0 victory over Honduras in their Group B encounter at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.
Japan 1-0 South Africa
Kubo Takefusa scored the only goal of the game as hosts Japan launched their Tokyo 2020 campaign with a 1-0 victory over South Africa at the Tokyo Stadium.
Brazil 4-2 Germany
Aided by a 30-minute hat-trick by Richarlison, defending Olympic champions Brazil beat Germany 4-2 in their opening Group D game at the International Stadium Yokohama.
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