FRANCE need a result against hosts Japan to stand any chance of making it through to the Olympic football knockout stages.
Andre-Pierre Gignac’s hat-trick inspired them to a crazy 4-3 victory over South Africa last time out, but the French have been far from their best in the opening two games.
France scored twice in the final minutes against SA to keep their Olympic dream alive[/caption]
Japan meanwhile are yet to put a foot wrong and know a point will secure them top spot in Group A.
When is France vs Japan?
- The final group game will take place on Wednesday, July 28.
- Kick-off is at midday BST.
- Follow all the drama with SunSport’s live blog right here from 10.30am.
Which TV channel is it on and can I live stream it free?
You can catch this game live on Eurosport Player and Discovery+.
Eurosport will have plenty of updated content on their website and a Discovery+ sports and entertainment annual pass is available for £29.99 for laptop viewing.
You can get a three-day FREE trial of Discovery+, which will automatically convert into a regular £29.99/year subscription if not cancelled before expiry.
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What is the team news?
Veteran forward Gignac has proved an inspired pick for France and the tournament’s leading scorer will surely lead the line again.
There are no new injury concerns in either camp and the French are expected to start with a similar XI to the one which dramatically beat South Africa.
Koji Miyoshi was replaced by Yuki Soma against Mexico and looks unlikely to return after the hosts victory.
- France to win – 9/5
- Draw – 12/5
- Japan victory – 6/5
*All odds from Betfair and correct at time of publication.