CM – Men’s football at the Olympic Games in Tokyo: Franck Kessie gives Ivory Coast a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia


Ivory Coast made its first Olympic appearance since the 2008 Beijing Games when the team entered the knockout stage, while it was Saudi Arabia’s first appearance since 1996.

Published: July 22, 2021 20:10 |

Last updated: July 22, 2021 8:10 p.m.

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Saudi Arabia’s Ali Alhassan left fighting for the ball with Max Gradel of Ivory Coast during a men’s soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo | AP)

YOKOHAMA: Franck Kessie scored the green goal in the 66th minute and the Ivory Coast defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the opening game of the Olympic football tournament on Thursday.

The Ivory Coast had their first Olympic appearance since the 2008 Beijing Games when the team went to K.

Ivory Coast towards the end of the first half after an own goal by defender Abdulelah Alamri 1-0 lead, but Saudi Arabia rebounded as Salem Aldawsari scored in the 44th minute.

Kessie, who plays for AC Milan, scored a pass from Manchester United striker Amad Diallo.

The two teams are in a tough group with Brazil at the Olympics , the gold medal winners of the 2016 Games, and Germany, the silver medal winners who lost to the Brazilians on penalties in the Maracana Stadium.

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