• Mexico's promising Olympics start hits big bump in soccer loss to Japan
    LA Times

    Mexico's promising Olympics start hits big bump in soccer loss to Japan

    Mexico's 2-1 loss to Japan in soccer at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday doesn't derail chances for gold, but missed opportunities could be a big concern.

  • Lewandowski voted German Player of the Year
    AFP

    Lewandowski voted German Player of the Year

    Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was voted Germany's Footballer of the Year for the second year running on Sunday.

  • Champions Brazil held as Gignac rescues France in Olympic football
    AFP

    Champions Brazil held as Gignac rescues France in Olympic football

    Reigning champions Brazil were held to a goalless draw by the Ivory Coast in the men's Olympic football competition on Sunday, while Andre-Pierre Gignac's hat-trick in a 4-3 win over South Africa kept France's hopes alive.

  • Olympics-Soccer-France leave it late to sink South Africa, Brazil held
    Reuters

    Olympics-Soccer-France leave it late to sink South Africa, Brazil held

    France got their Olympic men's soccer campaign back on track as Teji Savanier netted a stoppage-time winner in their 4-3 victory over South Africa on Sunday while defending champions Brazil were held to a goalless draw by Ivory Coast. Les Bleus, hammered 4-1 by Mexico in their Group A opener, trailed 3-2 with 10 minutes left but striker Andre-Pierre Gignac converted an 86th-minute penalty to complete his hat-trick before Savanier's late goal. Brazil banged in four goals in their opening victory over Germany in Group D but their attack failed to fire against a resolute Ivory Coast side, managing only four shots on goal.