France vs. South Africa | Tokyo Olympics 2020: Men's Soccer Highlights | NBC Sports



France’s over-age players delivered in the clutch for Les Blues, who earned three crucial points and broke South African hearts in the process. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Soccer
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The men’s and women’s soccer competitions at the Olympics consist of two stages, a group stage and a knockout stage. The men’s group stage, with 16 total teams, features four groups of four teams each. The women’s group stage, with 12 teams, includes three groups of four. The group drawing accounts for seeding and geography. In this way, teams avoid playing neighboring countries in early matches. Each team plays the others in its group once, with three points for a victory, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. Teams are ranked by most total points accumulated in the group, and ties are broken by goal difference.

For the men, the top two teams in each group advance to the knockout stage. For the women, the top two teams in each group and the two best third-place teams advance. In both tournaments, the knockout stage begins with the quarterfinal round. All knockout stage matchups are contested over one 90-minute game. In the event of a tie after the 90 minutes, a 30-minute extra time period is played, followed by a penalty shootout if necessary.

The winners of the quarterfinal matches face off in the semifinals. The semifinal winners advance to the Gold Medal Match, the semifinal losers play in the Bronze Medal Match.

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France vs. South Africa | Tokyo Olympics 2020: Men’s Soccer Highlights | NBC Sports

42 comments

  1. Those Africans players playing for that fucking racist European country should represent Africa instead.

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  3. I wasn't too impressed with France's goalie watching flat footed on the first goal. You never know when someone will screw up if they are being rushed. I'm not saying it would happen, but standing flat footed with the ball in play in the box is no good.

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  6. Gignac is better than benzema lol but they always choose benzi just bc he plays for Madrid. Mf barely even scores 😂

  7. The first Olympics in history where most Americans are rooting against America 🇺🇸 thanks to all of our anti-American Olympians.

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  9. Apparently a penalty warrants a replay but not the unstoppable ripper for South Africa’s third. This was a great game and deserved a little more care in its editing.

  10. Imagine watching men’s soccer that’s part of olympics, let alone the olympics in general.

  11. I stopped watching the olympics when Messi won gold medal & ppl still said he hadn't accomplish anything with the national team. Its pretty much worthless.

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