Spain and Argentina face in the third and final day of Group C of the Tokyo Olympics. They do it in a match where Luis de la Fuente needs not to lose against the albiceleste to be first in the group, after drawing 0-0 in his debut in front of Egypt and suffer greatly before Australia, where a goal from Mikel Oyarzabal In the 81st minute it gave him a key victory (1-0).
The adaptation of the selection to Japan It is not being easy at all, because due to the little preparation and adaptation, we are seeing a team that is finding it difficult to create chances and give rhythm to the circulation of the ball. The triumph over Australia, very long-suffering, was the first achieved on Japanese soil, since in the two previous matches played, Spain he had failed to win any victories.
First it was in a friendly against the local team, which ended 1-1, and then before Egypt in a painful stumble to start the Olympic competition. However, the balsamic victory over the oceanic team allows the team of Luis de la Fuente have that extra margin with respect to Argentina.
In both games of this Group C It has been seen that there is a lack of ball circulation in the interior corridors, where Spain obviously misses the presence of Busquets and Koke next to Pedri. In addition to the very young canary, Unai Simón, Dani Olmo, Eric García, Mikel Oyarzábal and Pau Torres are the six key players in the scheme of Luis de la Fuente who come to this tournament after having played the Eurocup with the senior team.
In addition, injury suffered during the tournament do not help. The defender Oscar Mingueza suffers a muscle injury, while Dani ceballos, who suffered a hard stomp on the left ankle against Egypt and could not be against the Australians. The contribution of the young pivot of the Royal Society seems vital, Martin Zubimendi, in the exit of the ball of the Spanish soccer team.
Unless they recover in time, it will be two more setbacks for Luis de la Fuente, where at least Spain he’s already breathing after breaking the spell of not scoring a goal in a few Olympic Games from the end of year 2000, in which he got the silver in front of Cameroon. Afterwards, he failed to qualify in 2004, 2008 or 2016, while failing to score in London 2012.
The rival in this decisive match is an Argentina that barely has two players with European experience, such as Jeremiah Ledesma, Cádiz goalkeeper, and Nehuén Pérez, who militates in the ranks of the Atlético de Madrid. The Argentines achieved a very important victory against Egypt 1-0 after being surprised by Australia in the first meeting. Against the Egyptians, the goal of Facundo Medina It gives them life, but they need to win yes or yes to be in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
When is Spain – Argentina played?
The game is played Today, Wednesday July 28, at 1:00 p.m.
Where to see the Spain – Argentina?
The encounter can be seen by La1 and through the open RTVE website, RTVE Play. It can also be followed by Eurosport 5 and Eurosport Player. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Sports World website.