Olympic Games Men’s Football preview: France vs South Africa. Jul 25, 2021 at 9am UK at Saitama Stadium 2002.
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Both sides desperately need the points on Sunday, as France Under-23s meet South Africa Under-23s in Group A of the Olympic football competition, in Saitama.
Neither coach has a full-strength squad to work with, as the South Africans have been hit by a virus outbreak which forced the team to isolate before their opening defeat to Japan, while Les Bleus are at best a third-string selection of unproven hopefuls and declining veterans.
France Under-23s Olympic Games Men’s Football form:
France Under-23s form (all competitions):
South Africa Under-23s Olympic Games Men’s Football form:
South Africa Under-23s form (all competitions):
France Under-23s possible starting lineup:
Bernardoni; Michelin, Sagnan, Kalulu, Caci; Toussart, Savanier, Le Fee; Nordin, Gignac, Thauvin
South Africa Under-23s possible starting lineup:
Williams; Malepe, Mukumela, Fleurs; Frosler, Goodman, Mokoena, Cele, Mabiliso; Singh; Makgopa
We say: France Under-23s 1-1 South Africa Under-23s