Mexico will take on Japan in the bronze medal match of the Tokyo Olympics on 6th August at the Saitama Stadium.
Mexico gave a brilliant fight to a tough Brazilian side in the semi-finals as they managed a goalless draw until 120 minutes. However, they failed to emerge out on top as they were crushed down on penalties.
They will now be hoping to secure a bronze medal and end their tournament on a positive note.
The hosts, Japan played brilliantly throughout the tournament but their Olympic final dream came to an end after Spain defeated them 1-0 in the semis owing to Marco Asensio’s goal in the extra time.
They still have something to look forward to as they would try to secure a bronze medal and bring joy among the home fans.
Mexico U-23 and Japan U-23 have met twice with both teams winning one game. They recently encountered in the group stage of the Tokyo Olympics where japan emerged as victors with a 2-1 win.
Match Name: Mexico vs Japan
Date: 6th August
Timings: 4:30 pm IST
Venue: Saitama Stadium
Squads to choose from
Guillermo Ochoa, Sebastian Jurado, Luis Malagon, Cesar Montes, Johan Vasquez, Jesus Alberto Angulo, Jorge Sanchez, Vladimir Lorona, Adrian Mora, Luis Romo, Diego Lainez, Sebastian Cordova, Carlos Rodriguez, Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Joaquin Esquivel, Fernando Beltran, Erick Aguirre, Jesus Ricardo Angulo, Henry Martin, Alexis Vega, Eduardo Aguirre.
Keisuke Osaka, Kosei Tani, Zion Suzuki, Hiroki Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Ko Itakura, Maya Yoshida, Reo Hatate, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Daiki Hashioka, Ayumu Seko, Koki Machida, Wataru Endo*, Takefusa Kubo, Koji Miyoshi, Ritsu Doan, Kaoru Mitoma, Yuki Soma, Ao Tanaka, Daizen Maeda, Ayase Ueda, Daichi Hayashi
Probable Playing XI
Guillermo Ochoa, Jorge Sanchez, Cesar Montes, Johan Vasquez, Alberto Angulo, Luis Romo, Carlos Rodriguez, Sebastian Cordova, Uriel Antuna, Henry Martin, Alexis Vega
KoseiTani, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Reo Hatate, Wataru Endo, Ao Tanaka, Ritsu Doan, Takefusa Kubo, Yuki Soma, Daichi Hayashi
Mexico vs Japan Key Players
Mexico: Martin, Romo, Lorona
Japan: Kubo, Doan, Itakura
Mexico vs Japan Dream11 Team
Ochoa, Lorona, Montes, Vasquez, Nakayama, Itakura, Romo, Tanaka, Kubo (C), Martin (VC), Doan
Japan are anticipated to take this match due to the strength of their team. They have a competent and resilient team that will take them through in this match against Mexico.
The aforementioned MX-U23 vs JP-U23 Dream 11 Prediction, MX-U23 vs JP-U23 Final Prediction, MX-U23 vs JP-U23 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis of the Tokyo Olympics. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.