France thrashed 4 – 1 as Chris Wood makes history. The best chance of a tight first half fell to Diego Lainez but his shot was cleared off the line. France’s Olympic tournament got off to a disastrous start as they were thrashed 4-1 by Mexico.
Lainez was the creator of Mexico’s second-half opener, crossing for Alexis Vega to head home. Sebastian Cordova then doubled the lead with a neat finish at the near post.
Pierre-Andre Gignac pulled one back for France from the penalty spot, but two late goals for Mexico from Uriel Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre sealed the win.
Elsewhere, New Zealand made history with their first ever win in men’s football at the Olympics – a 1-0 victory over South Korea.
The goal came from Burnley striker Chris Wood, who tapped in from close range. Former West Ham defender Winston Reid played a critical role in keeping their clean sheet.
Romania joined New Zealand at the top of Group B thanks to an own goal by Elvin Oliva that gifted them a 1-0 win over Honduras.
Source – BBC News