Team GB Loses Olympic Warm-Up Friendly Against Mexico
The Under-23 Mexican national football team defeated Great Britain by a score of 1-0 last Sunday. The two teams squared off in Marbella, Spain for this friendly match that was decided by a goal in the 28th minute by Chivas striker, Marco Fabián.
Stuart Pearce, current manager of the England Olympic side, applauded the effort from the Mexican side, and is still confident in his talented group of players for the tournament.
Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards all saw playing time in the match, representing the three senior players that England has. However, the Mexican side’s ability to capitalize on chances was the key factor in the match.
The Mexican Under-23 national team’s summer Olympic campaign will start on July 26th, when the team takes on Korea in group stages. The English side will play its first group stage match on July 26th against Senegal.