Olympics (men's soccer): Mexico takes the bronze medal

Mexico, which fell to Brazil on PKs in the semifinals, beat host Japan, 3-1, to take the bronze medal. The victory marks Mexico's second Olympic soccer medal, having claimed gold in 2012 with a win over Brazil in the final in London. By the time Kaoru Mitoma  scored for Japan in the 78th minute, El Tri was ahead, 3-0, thanks Francisco Cordova's penalty kick and headers by Johan Vasquez and Alexis Vega.
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Bronze-medal game
Friday, August 6
Mexico 3 Japan(Goals: Cordova pen., 13, Vasquez 22, Vega 58; Mitoma 78)

Gold-medal game
Saturday, August 7 (Friday kickoff in Japan)
Brazil-Spain (Yokohama) 7:30 am. ET


Semifinals
Tuesday, August 3
Brazil 0 Mexico 0 (Brazil advances on penalty kicks, 4-1.)
Spain 1 Japan 0 (OT) (Goal: Asensio 115)

Quarterfinals
Saturday, July 31
Spain 5  Ivory Coast 2 (OT) (Goals: Olmo 30, Mir 90+3, 117, 120+1, Oyarzabal pen. 98; Baily 10, Gardel 90+1)
Japan 0  New Zealand 0 (Japan advances on penalty kicks, 4-2)
Brazil 1 Egypt 0 (Goal: Cunha 37)
Mexico 6 South Korea 3 (Goal: Martín 12, 54,  Romo 29, Córdova 39, 63 pen., Aguirre 84; D. Lee 20, 51, Ui-Jo 90+1)

Matchday 1
Thursday, July 22
Group A Mexico
4 France 1 (Goals: Vega 47, Cordova 55, Antuna 80, Aguirre 90+1; Gignac, pen. 69)
Japan
1 South Africa 0 (Goal: Kubo 71)
Group B New Zealand
1 South Korea 0 (Goal: Wood 70)
Romania
1 Honduras 0 (Goal: own goal, 45+1)
Group C Egypt
0 Spain 0
Australia
2 Argentina 0 (Goals: Wales 14, Tilio 80)
Group D Ivory Coast 2 Saudi Arabia
1 (Goals: own goal 39, Kessie 66; Al Dawsari 44)
Brazil
4 Germany 2 (Goals: Richarlison 7, 22, 30, Paulinho 90+5; Amiri 57, Ache 84)


Matchday 2
Sunday, July 25
Group A  France 4 South Africa 3 (Goals: Gignac 57, 78, pen. 86; Savanier 90+2; Kodisang 53, Makgopa 7, Mokoena 82)
Japan 2 Mexico 1 (Goals: Kubo 6, Doan pen. 12; Alvarado 85)
Group B Honduras 3 New Zealand 2 (Goals: Palma 45, Obregon Jr. 78, Rivas 87; Cacace 10, Wood 49)
South Korea 4 Romania 0 (Goals: own goal 27; Um Won-Sang 59, Kang-In Lee 84 pen. 90)
Group C Argentina 1 Egypt 0 (Goal: Medina 52)
SpainAustralia 0 (Goal: Oyarzabal 81)
Group D Germany 3 Saudi Arabia 2 (Goals: Amiri 12, Ache 43, Uduokhai 75; Al-Naji 30, 50)
Brazil 0 Ivory Coast 0

Matchday 3
Wednesday, July 28
Group A Japan 4 France 0 (Goals: Kubo 27, Sakai 34, Miyoshi 70, Maeda 90+1)
Mexico 3 South Africa 0 (Goals: Vega 18, Romo 45+1, Martin 60)
Group B Romania 0 New Zealand 0
South Korea 6 Honduras 0 (Goals: Hwang Ui-Jo 12 pen., 45+5, 52 pen., Won Du-Jae 19, Jinya Kim 64 Kang-In Lee 82)
Group C Spain 1 Argentina 1 (Goals: Merino 66; Belmonte 87)
Egypt 2 Australia 0 (Goals: Ahmed Rayan 44, Amar Hamdi 85)
Group D Brazil 3 Saudi Arabia 1 (Goals: Cunha 14; Richarlison 76, 90+1; Al-Amri 27)
Germany 1 Ivory Coast 1 (Goals: Lowen 73; own goal 69)

Numbers:
2.87. Average goals per game over first five matchdays (30 games).

Group Standings:
Group A: Japan* 9 pts., Mexico* 6, France 3, South Africa 0.
Group B: South Korea* 6, New Zealand* 4, Romania 4, Honduras 3.
Group C: Spain* 5, Egypt* 4, Argentina 4, Australia 3.
Group D: Brazil* 7, Ivory Coast* 5, Germany 4, Saudi Arabia 0.
* Advances to quarterfinals.

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