Mexico, Argentina knocked out; Germany qualified for Men’s Soccer Tournament


Mexico and Argentina were knocked out of the Olympic men's soccer tournament on Wednesday while Germany has qualified for the next round.

German Player Maximilian Meyer scored a hat-trick and conceded 23 goals in three games in their first appearance at the Olympics. Germany's win lifted them into second spot above Mexico, who went out after Kwon Chang-hoon's 77th moment objective gave South Korea a 1-0 win.

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The Koreans completed top of Group C with seven focuses in front of Germany on five. Mexico, who beat Brazil to win the gold in London four years prior, were wiped out alongside Fiji. South Korea will play Honduras in the quarter-finals on Saturday with Germany to face Group D champs Portugal.

Argentina, Olympic champions in 2004 and 2008 yet who neglected to meet all requirements for London, went out after a 1-1 draw with Honduras while Portugal drew 1-1 with Algeria. The Argentines, who additionally missed a punishment, completed third in Group D, with Algeria at the base.

Nigeria topped Group B, despite the fact that they lost 2-0 to Colombia, who completed second. Two of Colombia's over-age players scored the objectives – Teofilo Gutierrez getting the first following four minutes and Dorlan Pabon multiplying their lead with a punishment following 63 minutes.

Japan, who beat Sweden 1-0, completed third in the gathering. Later on Wednesday, host country Brazil must beat Denmark to guarantee they progress to the thump out stage.

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