Home > News > Sports > Olympics > Rio 2016 Olympics Men’s Football: Group C match day two

Rio 2016 Olympics Men’s Football: Group C match day two

RealSport look at Group C's match day two games.


Group C hosts gold medal holders Mexico, South Korea, Germany and Fiji. Match day two saw Fiji guaranteed to finish outside of the top two spots, effectively eliminating them from the competition as they lost 5-1 to Mexico. Elsewhere, Germany and South Korea drew 3-3, which has left the table extremely open before the final round of the group stage.

Fiji took the lead against Mexico in ten minutes, this was to be their only shot on target, as Mexico took the lead after the second half and Gutierrez scored four goals to help overcome the weakest nation at the tournament. Fiji, to their credit, showed a determination which was not there during their first match against South Korea, but Mexico were too strong for them and, despite the early hiccup, looked very comfortable throughout the match.

The young German team enjoyed a back and forth game with South Korea that saw them share the points. Germany could count themselves lucky, as they found themselves equalising in the last minute due to a deflected free kick. The game was very back and forth, but Germany could have certainly come out on top, having more shots overall and looked the better team.

This group’s final outcome all centres around Mexico versus South Korea. You can imagine that this talented German team would beat Fiji in their game, which will see them sit on five points at the end of the group stage. South Korea and Mexico currently have four each, therefore a draw may not guarantee them qualification and the only way to guarantee it would be a win, if Germany do not slip up.

Rio 2016 Olympics Men’s Football: Group C match day two

log in

Don't have an account?
sign up

reset password

Back to
log in

sign up

Back to
log in

Send this to a friend