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Germany eliminated after 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast in Olympic football

2021 Jul 28, 20:45, Tokyo
Ivory Coast players leave the pitch after a men's soccer match against Germany at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Rifu, Japan. The match ended tied 1-1. Photo: AP

Germany’s bid for a first men’s Olympic Football title is over. Ivory Coast is still on track.

The Germans won silver at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games but were eliminated from this year’s tournament after a 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast on Wednesday.

Benjamin Henrichs scored an own-goal in the 67th minute to give the Ivorians the lead. Eduard Löwen equalized six minutes later from a free-kick.

Ivory Coast also reached the quarterfinals at its previous Olympic appearance in 2008.

The men’s Olympic soccer tournament is for under-24 teams, with three exceptions.


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