Les Bleus tumbled out of the Olympic football competition in Yokohama after getting pummelling by a hapless Japan.
The home team got on the board first thanks to Takefusa Kubo, and then Hiroki Sakai scored right before halftime to make it 2-0.
Then, in the second half, Koji Miyoshi extended their lead, and late-game substitute Daizen Maeda made it a fantastic quartet.
Japan Vs France Soccer Olympics Time
28TH JUL 2021, 15:26
Well, That’s It For This Afternoon!
After their 4-0 victory over France in Yokohama, Japan advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s Olympic event.
Kubo and Sakai Scored for Japan in the First Half, Putting them up 2-0 at the Break.
In the 70th minute, Miyoshi scored his third goal, and shortly after, France were reduced to 10 men after Kolo Muani was sent off for stamping on Miyoshi’s calf.
Maeda completed a fluid move for Japan’s fourth injury time.
On Monday, Japan’s quarterfinal opponent will be New Zealand.
Hajime Moriyasu’s team, led by Hiroki Sakai, Koji Miyoshi, and Daizen Maeda, dominated the French at International Stadium Yokohama and won all three of their matches to finish atop Group A with nine points.
After forward Randal Kolo Muani was sent off in the 72nd minute with his team behind 3-0, France finished the match with 10 men.
Real Madrid’s 20-year-old striker Kubo, who has scored in every game so far, got things going in the 27th minute. Seven minutes later, the lead was increased by veteran fullback Sakai, one of Japan’s three overage players.
Miyoshi, who came on as a second-half substitute, scored in the 70th minute, and Daizen Maeda, a forward for Yokohama F Marinos, added an insurance goal in stoppage time.
With another goal from Kubo, Japan easily advanced to the 2021 Olympic quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over France.
Football (Soccer) Rules
Football (soccer) is a global phenomenon and is recognised as a global classic. The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious tournament in the history of football. European Championships, Copa America, and Africa Cup of Nations are just a few more examples.
Among national leagues, the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and the German Bundesliga are among the best in the world (Bundesliga). In parts of the world the sport is also known as Soccer.
Goal of the Game
The aim of football is to score more goals that your opponent in a 90 minute playing time frame. The game consists of two 45-minute halves.
At the end of the first 45 minutes, there will be a 15-minute break for halftime. The second half of the match will begin, plus any additional time the referee deems necessary due to injuries.
Personnel & Gear
There are 11 individuals on each squad. The eleven players on the field are led by a single goalie. The standard measurements of a football field are 120 yards in length and 75 yards in width, though these figures might vary from stadium to stadium.
There will be a 6-yard box in front of each goal, an 18-yard box all the way around the 6-yard box, and a centre circle on each field. Each side of the pitch must be a mirror image of the other in terms of dimensions.
Essentially the equipment that is needed for a soccer match is pitch and a football. Footballers typically also wear shin guards, knee pads, and stud-covered boots. Only the goalkeepers are allowed to touch the ball, thus they will wear protective padding on their hands. There will be a captain for each team.
It’s not a goal until the ball enters the net of the opposing team. For a goal to count, the entire ball must cross the goal line. Anything other than the hand or arm up to the shoulder can be used to score a goal. The goal itself is a frame that is 8 yards wide and 8 feet tall.
Victory in Competition
To win you have to score more goals than those of your opponents. If the scores are level after 90 minutes then the game will end as a draw save from in cup games where the game might go to extra time and even a penalty shootout to decide the victor.
Players must use their feet to kick the ball and are barred to use their hands apart from goalkeepers who can use any part of their body within the 18 yard box (of which more can be found out in the next section) (of which more can be found out in the next section).
The 20-year-old has scored the opening goal in each of Japan’s group stage matches, albeit this time it took the tournament hosts 27 minutes to get on the board.
The goal was scored when the French goalkeeper mishandled a rather easy shot. Kubo grabbed the lucky loose ball and scored for the third game in a row.