Ivory Coast ousted Germany while Egypt edged Argentina to the Olympic quarterfinals. Africa's teams impressed, aside from South Africa.
Mexico qualified for the knockout stages of the men's Olympic football tournament after beating South Africa 3-0.
South Africa succumbed to Andre-Pierre Gignac's brilliance and Ivory Coast held Brazil on an engrossing day of Olympic football for Africa's teams.
Teji Savanier scored the match-winner in stoppage time and Andre-Pierre Gignac added three more to give France a 4-3 victory over South Africa.
It was a good day for African nations in the men's Olympic football tournament, as Ivory Coast won, and Egypt earned a shock draw with mighty Spain.
South Africa have confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases in their squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
We run the rule over Africa's contenders, and examine whether they have what it takes to end the continent's wait for Olympic gold.
Luther Singh has helped South Africa's Under-23s qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, but his long term goals see him wearing a Barcelona shirt too.
What did we learn about Egypt, Ivory Coast and South Africa during the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, and how are they shaping up for Tokyo 2020?
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|South Korea U23||3||2||0||1||+9||6|
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|Ivory Coast U23||3||1||2||0||+1||5|
|Saudi Arabia U23||3||0||0||3||-4||0|