Mexico will seek revenge against Japan, 53 years later


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Mexico will seek revenge against Japan, 53 years later

Mexico will face Japan again in the Tokyo Olympics and will do so in the fight for the bronze medal, although there is a pending debt that El Tri has with the Japanese

The Mexican National Team will face Japan for the bronze medal, in what will be the revenge of El Tri after 53 years, as the Asians snatched third place from the Aztecs in Mexico 1968 and now those led by Jaime Lozano have the opportunity to beat them in the same instance, but in Tokyo 2020, in their Olympic Games.

The match will be held next Friday, August 6 at 6:00 a.m., Mexico City time. El Tri comes from losing to Brazil in the semifinals on penalties, lies that the Asians lost to Spain in overtime.

It will be the second time that Mexico will face Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Both teams met on the second day of the group stage, a duel in which the local team beat Tri 2-1.

Mexico, commanded by Jaime Lozano, began its adventure in Tokyo 2020 with a 4-1 win over France. His second match was lost 2-1 with Japan, but tied his pass to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 against South Africa. El Tri closed the group stage with two wins and one loss, in addition to scoring eight goals, for three they received.

The Mexican team beat South Korea 6-3 to advance to the semifinals, where they faced Brazil. Already in the run-up to the final, El Tri fell to the South Americans in the penalty shootout 4-1, after the score remained 0-0 during 90 minutes and 30 of overtime.

On the other hand, Japan finished the group stage perfectly, winning all three of their games. He debuted 1-0 over South Africa. Later, they beat Mexico 2-1 and finally, they beat France 4-0.

The Japanese passed over New Zealand in the quarterfinals with a 4-2 penalty shootout, but in the semifinals they fell to Spain with a score of 1-0, in a match that was defined until overtime.


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