The French team of Cécifoot, already eliminated, conceded Tuesday against Brazil (4-0) its third defeat at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The French Cécifoot team had another difficult day at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Tuesday.
After Japan (0-4) on Sunday, then China (0-1) the next day, Toussaint Akpweh’s players fell against the Brazilian ogre, reigning double Olympic champion and multiple world champion in the discipline.
If the Blues were able to resist at first, they gave in for the first time at the approach of the break on a recovery of Nonato on a ball released by Alessandro Bartolomomucci (1-0, 15th). The French goalkeeper then lost three times in the second half, on a penalty from Nanoto (2-0, 26th), then on a double from Jardiel (3-0, 35th; 4-0, 39th).
France, which has still not scored a goal in the competition, will end its course with a match against Thailand on Thursday for the attribution of 7th and 8th places in this Paralympic tournament.
Group A- Sunday August 29: Japan-France 4-0- Monday August 30: China-France 1-0- Tuesday August 31: France-Brazil 0-4- Classification matches (Thursday September 2, from 2:00 a.m.): France-Thailand (7th / 8th places) and Japan-Spain (5th / 6th places) – Semi-finals (Thursday September 2): Brazil-Morocco and China-Argentina – Match for 3rd place: Saturday September 4 (4:30 am). – Final: Saturday September 4 (10:30 am).
Not an easy competition for our #France #Cecifoot team in an ultra tough group, but immense respect for the commitment of these incredible athletes! Bravo gentlemen and one more match to come on Thursday to close these Games of # Tokyo2020 # Footà5 #JeuxParalympiques pic.twitter.com/OGO2QYX6XL