FR-U23 vs SA-U23: After a tormenting loss in the first round against Mexico, France U-23 are all set to lock horns against South Africa U-23 Saitama Stadium on Sunday in the group stage match of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
France U-23 are walking into this encounter with a massive defeat against Mexico U-23 in their opening match of the competition. Goals by Alexis Vega, Sebastian Cordova, Uriel Antuna and Santos Laguna striker Eduardo Aguirre provided a comfortable victory for Mexico U23.
Striker Andre-Pierre Gignac scored the only consolation goal for France U23 in the match up. France’s humiliating defeat should certainly help them get better in their upcoming encounter.
South Africa U-23 on the other hand played Japan U-23 in their opening encounter of the competition. They lost 1-0 to Japan U23 yesterday courtesy of a second-half goal from Real Madrid winger Takefusa Kubo, which secured the win for the hosts.
It will be a must-win game for both teams after facing losses in their opening matches. Both the teams will give a tough fight to secure a victory.
Match: France Under 23s vs South Africa Under 23s
Date & Time: 25th July 2021, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Saitama Stadium
FR-U23 vs SA-U23 Head-to-Head
The two teams have no recorded history of going head to head at the competition.
FR-U23 vs SA-U23 Predicted Playing XI
Modibo Sagnan, Melvin Bard, Teji Savanier, Lucas Tousart, Clement Michelin, Pierre Kalulu, Florian Thauvin, Alexis Beka Beka, Andre-Pierre Gignac, Randal Kolo Muani, Paul Bernardoni (GK)
South Africa U23
Tercious Malepe, Reeve Frosler, Goodman Mosele, Thendo Mukumela, Luke Fleurs, Teboho Mokoena, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Evidence Makgopa, Thabo Cele, Luther Singh, Ronwen Williams(GK)
FR-U23 vs SA-U23 Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams
Defenders: Modibo Sagnan, Pierre Kalulu, Clement Michelin, Sibusiso Mabiliso
Midfielders: Teboho Mokoena, Thabo Cele, Lucas Tousart, Florian Thauvin(C)
Strikers: Luther Singh, Andre-Pierre Gignac(VC)