The Aztec team adds a single victory against the French and hopes that this Thursday they can add one more in the history.
The Tri Olympic will debut against France in Tokyo 2020, a meeting where he will try to shake off the hegemony that the European team has maintained in the confrontations they have had throughout history.
Total, Mexico Y France They have faced each other on nine occasions with the balance in favor of ‘Les Bleus’ with seven victories in exchange for a single triumph for the Aztec team.
The first time Mexico The French representative was measured in the 1930 Uruguay World Cup, in which the whole of the old continent won 4-1.
The second confrontation between these teams took place 24 years later, after they were measured in the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, in which Mexico once again fell to that opponent and was 3-2.
The third meeting between these teams took place in the 1966 England World Cup and there the Mexican representative achieved his first positive result against France, then tied at one touchdown.
El Tri and the French team met for the first time in an Olympic fair at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. Located in Group A along with Colombia and Guinea, France and Mexico they met on the second day and ‘Les Coqs’ won the match by a score of 4-1.
The tricolor squad was eliminated by Belgium in the semifinals and in the match for the bronze medal they lost to Japan 2-0.
The second confrontation between Mexicans and French in Olympic Games It happened in the fair that was held in Montreal in 1976. The Aztec team fell again to ‘Les Bleus’ by 4-1, and despite having an interesting squad in which figures such as Hugo Sánchez, Eduardo Rergis, Mario Carillo and Alfredo Navarrete, the Mexican team was eliminated in the group stage.
The only victory that the Tricolor has achieved against the European representative was recorded in the 2010 South Africa World Cup, in which Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Cuauhtémoc Blanco were the authors of the goals with the Mexico won 2-0.
On a friendly level, Mexico and France have met twice, the first time in 1996 and the second in 2006 prior to the World Cup in Germany. Both games were won by the French team.
France they also defeated El Tri when they met in the 2001 Confederations Cup in Asia. At that time, the French team was the current World Champion while Mexico was going through a difficult time with Enrique Meza as technical director.
Now, 11 years later, they will face each other again and it will be in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in what will be the first commitment of both teams in that fair, there the Tricolor team will fight to achieve a good start and shake off the hegemony that France has had in their confrontations, with the French team as the favorite to take the victory with a powerful squad led by Tigres striker André-Pierre Gignac.
The match of Mexico vs. France at Tokyo Stadium is scheduled for Thursday, July 22 at 3:00 in Mexico City.