This Sunday July 25 at the Saitama Stadium 2002, the Mexico olympic team and its similar to Japan will be measured on the second date of the Group Phase of the Tokyo Olympics, at 06:00 hours, in a duel for the leadership of the group.
In their first duel, the Aztecs managed to beat their similar team 4-1 France, thanks to the annotations of Alexis vega, Francisco Cordova, Uriel Antuna Y Eduardo Aguirre, while the Gauls’ discount came from Andre Pierre Gignac, who beat Guillermo Ochoa from the penalty spot.
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On the other hand, the Japanese also managed to come out gracefully in their confrontation against South Africa through the lonely so much of Takefusa Kubo, player who belongs to Real Madrid of Spain.
Then we leave you the preview, schedule, possible alignments and other information about the meeting between Mexico Y Japan:
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When? Sunday, july 25
What time does it start? 06:00 hours (Central Mexico and US time); 04:00 hours (US Pacific time) and 07:00 hours (US Eastern time)
Where? Saritama Stadium 2002
TV broadcast: Marca Claro, Azteca 7, Channel 5 and Imagen Television
Streaming Online: www.youtube.com/channel/UCqfCJBfrFSO4tZM1LNZTBFQ, www.tvazteca.com/aztecadeportes and www.televisa.com/canal5/
The Tricolor is aware that the locals will be an extremely difficult team because they have the advantage of being at home, they also play football very well, so they will try to go out and do their best.
“I expect a difficult Japanese team, it’s the local team, it’s going to be very intense, not long ago I played a friendly against them in Austria, it was a team that physically and technically are very capable, I know some of their players and they won’t put the game simple. They are the locals and the forced ones, we have to handle that situation in our favor “, indicated the archer Guillermo Ochoa.
Another footballer who raised his voice was Alexis vega, who made it clear that they not only came to compete but to win, so he has his mind on playing six games.
“It will be the most difficult opponent. It is the local team and they play football quite well. We have already been watching them to see how we can hurt them. I am sure that if we continue to work in the same way, it will be a great game. . Continue working with the same humility. The sacrifice of each one of us, putting our grain of sand, will be fundamental. The tournament is beginning, we have not won anything; know that we must keep our feet on the ground to continue harvesting because we come with the mentality of playing six games “, launched the Chivas battering ram.
“Our hallmark is that we are very intense and we push a lot. We are a compact team that we are in the same line; very vertical, that likes to counter a lot and we are forceful in the definition. We are very motivated to make history”, ended.
The great figure of the Samurai is the aforementioned Takefusa Kubo, a jewel that is already active in Spanish football, which also shone more than in the preparation for the international tournament, but the player does not like to talk about his individual level but about the collective work of the team.
“It is good to have defensive solidity without receiving goals, which allows to perform well in attack. The important thing is to contribute to the team. It is a pride to act with my country, with which I play against the most powerful rivals. I am going to fight and make an effort to maximum”the attacker commented.
The talented Japanese played a U-17 World Cup in 2017 and that same year a U-20, to later be called up to the major in 2019, passing through all the steps, which he now completes with the Olympic.
“As a child I have the memory of following the Olympics on television and remembering many athletes for their achievements”, he recalled, apart from what happened to the Africans, he accepted ‘in the most difficult moments I told myself that I had to score. It’s great that he could achieve victory for our team. ‘.
After his good performances in LaLiga de España, the Asian expressed: “I wanted to go back to Europe. I decided to give up if I couldn’t play abroad at 18”.
Mexico (4-4-3): Guillermo Ochoa; Johan Vásquez, César Montes, Eric Aguirre, Jorge Sánchez; Luis Romo, Carlos Rodríguez, Sebastián Córdova; Alexis Vega, Diego Laínez and Henry Martín.
Japan (4-2-3-1): Kosei Tani; Kou Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Yuta Nakayama, Hiroki Sakai; Ao Tanaka, Wataru Endo; Koji Miyoshi, Ritsu Doan, Takefusa Kubo; Daichi Hayashi.
There is no doubt that it will be a fairly close duel, since the locals have order, discipline and a Kubo which continues to grow widely and can do damage at any time, added to the solidity of its defensive apparatus, however, Mexico It has the advantage that most of its players have already been material from the senior team, so they know each other better, something that was demonstrated in their first match.
It could be a round trip, but El Tricolor has the advantage to be able to give a surprise.
Pick: Mexico 2-1 Japan
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