Japan Opens Olympic Men’s Soccer With 1-0 Win Over South Africa
TOKYO (AP) — Takefusa Kubo has scored the only goal with a curling strike off the post to give Japan a 1-0 victory over South Africa in their opening match in men’s Olympic soccer.
The Tokyo Stadium was empty due to pandemic restrictions.
Kubo is a 20-year-old forward signed up to Real Madrid who has yet to play for the Spanish giants while gaining first-team experience elsewhere in La Liga.
In the other Group A game, Mexico beat France 4-1.