Spain have made the men's Olympic football semifinals as Rafa Mir scored a hat trick to secure a 5-2 victory over Ivory Coast in extra-time.
Ivory Coast ousted Germany while Egypt edged Argentina to the Olympic quarterfinals. Africa's teams impressed, aside from South Africa.
Germany have been eliminated in the group stage of the men's Olympic football tournament after a 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast.
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.
Playing with 10 men for most of the game, Brazil held the Ivory Coast to a 0-0 draw on Sunday in the group stage.
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.
Spain and defending champions Brazil are favourites to take home the gold medal in Tokyo, so which young players should we be watching?
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.
|South Africa U23||3||0||0||3||-5||0|
|South Korea U23||3||2||0||1||+9||6|
|New Zealand U23||3||1||1||1||0||4|
|Ivory Coast U23||3||1||2||0||+1||5|
|Saudi Arabia U23||3||0||0||3||-4||0|