Mexico vs France LIVE: Live stream FREE, TV channel, team news for Olympic Football group game – latest updates

MEXICO and France begin their quest for gold at the Olympics with a clash in Toyko.

The majority of each squad has to be under 23, with the French youngsters one of the favourites to win the gold medal.

  • Start time: 8.30am GMT
  • TV/Live stream: BBC Red Button/iPlayer/Eurosport
  • Mexico XI: To follow
  • France: To follow

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

When is Mexico vs France?

  • This Olympic Football group game will be held on Thursday, July 22.
  • Kick-off is at 9am BST.
  • Follow all the action from this clash with our live blog right here from 7.30am.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

You can watch all of the action live on the BBC Red Button and on Eurosport.

Head to BBC ONE and hit the red button on your remote, selecting this match from the drop down menu.

If you want to stream, both the BBC iPlayer, Eurosport Player and Discovery+ have you covered.

What is the team news?

There's no Kylian Mbappe in the French side, despite the PSG striker being eligible.

Andre-Pierre Gignac, Florian Thauvin and Eduardo Camavinga will all be on show however in what is a very strong, talented squad.

Arsenal fans will also be keen to see how William Saliba gets on, with the 20-year-old also on the plane.

Nations can select three players over the age of 23 for the tournament and the Mexicans included superb veteran goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa amongst their ranks.

Hopes are high in Mexico for their young side, with Diego Lainez taking the captain's armband.

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    The rest of today's matches on the opening day of the men's competition.

    Egypt and Spain kick off the morning in 45 minutes or so, with a couple of big encounters on later this morning.

    Worth noting, the times are FIFA times, therefore an hour behind UK time.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    SQUAD LIST

    Some big names amongst the French travelling party.

    Here is their squad.

  • Craig Mahood

    MEXICO VS FRANCE – OLYMPIC GAMES

    Good morning and a very, very, very warm welcome to this morning's Olympic Football coverage as Mexico take on France.

    There is high expectations on both of these nations and that sets up an intriguing encounter.

    The majority of each squad has to be under 23, with the French youngsters one of the favourites to win the gold medal.

    There's no Kylian Mbappe in the French side, despite the PSG striker being eligible.

    Andre-Pierre Gignac, Florian Thauvin and Eduardo Camavinga will all be on show however in what is a very strong, talented squad.

    Arsenal fans will also be keen to see how William Saliba gets on, with the 20-year-old also on the plane.

    Nations can select three players over the age of 23 for the tournament and the Mexicans included superb veteran goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa amongst their ranks.

    Hopes are high in Mexico for their young side, with Diego Lainez taking the captain's armband.

    Hosts Japan and South Africa make up the rest of this group as the men's side of the draw gets underway a day before tomorrow's opening ceremony.

    Yesterday's results in the women's game has shown anything can happen, as tournament favourites Team USA went down 3-0 to Sweden.

    What will today have in store? Stay tuned to find out.

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