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France beat Mzansi 4-3 in thrilling Olympic battle

The South African U-23 Olympic team lost 4 -3 to France in their second match of the Tokyo 2020 at Saitama Stadium on Sunday afternoon, July 25.

A nail biting first half saw both teams at a stalemate. But a total of seven goals rained in on the second half.

On three occasions, Mzansi took the lead but allowed the French to equalise soon after on all three instances before taking the unassailable lead later in referee’s optional time.

It was a heart-breaking result for David Notoane’s side who had put up a brilliant show and deserved something from this encounter.

South Africa who are currently bottom of the table in Group A will now face Mexico in their last match of Tokyo2020 on 28 July.

Goals: France – 4 (Gignac 56’ 78’ 85’ Savenier 90)
South Africa – 3(Kodisang 52’ Mokgopa 73’ Mokoena 82’)


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