Germany's forward Ragnar Ache goes airborne during a match with Brazil in Yokohama. AFP
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Tokyo: France campaign at Olympics got off to a faltering start after a 4-1 defeat against Mexico while Richarlison scored a hat-trick as Brazil beat Germany on Thursday.
France, who are seeking first Olympic gold since 1984, stumbled in the second half and had to face a defeat in the opening game.
Alexis Vega gave Mexico lead and Sebastian Cordova doubled it in the 55th minute. Andre-Pierre Gignac pulled one back from the penalty spot for Germany.
But Uriel Antuna and Eduardo Aguirre were on target as Mexico completed the rout. France face a tough task to get out of Group A with games against South Africa and hosts Japan.
Richarlison scored three times inside the first half an hour to heap more misery on Germany. Franck Kessie helped Ivory Coast beat Saudi Arabia 2-1.
Spain struggled continued as the European giants were held by Egypt to 0-0.Spain had a chance to score a goal when Real Madrid Dani Ceballos crashed a first-half shot against the post. Spain next take on Australia before their final match with Argentina.
Australia stunned Argentina 2-0 after Lachlan Wales and Marco Tilio scored a goal each.
New Zealand were off to a winning start striker Chris Wood secured a 1-0 victory over South Korea. It was their first-ever win in Olympic football, having managed just one draw in each of the 2008 and 2012 tournaments.
Brazil won Olympic men’s football gold for the second consecutive tournament as substitute Malcom struck the winner in a 2-1 victory over Spain after extra time on Saturday.
England and Portugal both scored five goals while France scored three as they overcame lowly-ranked Kosovo, Andorra and Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday.
Bolsonaro responded on Sunday to a Facebook post that compared the looks of his wife Michelle, 37, with Macron's 66-year-old wife Brigitte. "Do not humiliate the man hahahah," Bolsonaro wrote, in a comment widely criticised as sexist.
"The surgery has been done in Mumbai and he is well," Kasi Viswanathan, the Chennai Super Kings chief executive, told AFP. "The recovery process will take its time."
Zadran and Rahmat Shah (55) top scored to steer the visitors to 269-4 in the 47th over after they won the toss and chose to field first in Hambantota.
'It’s a big issue in tennis. We get these stupid and abusive comments all the time. And to be honest, we are tired of it,' said Daria Kasatkina, a 26-year-old from Russia who was a 2022 semifinalist in Paris. 'People just do that and they don’t get punished. Nothing. Only we suffer from reading all of this (expletive).'
The announcement regarding Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club’s junior team in the tournament was made at a press conference held on Wednesday at the club in the presence of Lisa Matthews, General Manager of Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, and Jan Azam, Polo Manager of the club.