Olympic Men’s Football Tournament: Semi-Final Result

Japan
Ōtsu 12′
1 Mexico
Fabián 31′
Oribe Peralta 65′
Cortés 90’+3
3

(Match played 7 August 2012)

Japan will face South Korea in the Bronze medal match to be played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on 10 August 2012, kick-off 19:45 BST.

1968 Olympic Games: Japan 2 Mexico 0

 

Two goals prior to half-time from legendary forward Kunishige Kamamoto in the 1968 Olympic football tournament win the bronze medal for Japan against Mexico, the first and only time the two teams have faced each other at the Games. El Tricolor were defeated on home soil at the Azteca Stadium in a match attended by 105,000 spectators. The Samurai Blue contest the London 2012 semi-final with Mexico on 7 August at Wembley.