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Welcome to our live coverage of the 2020 Sapporo Dome Olympic Games in Argentina and Australia.
The two countries met on Friday the day before the opening ceremony in Tokyo. The Tokyo Olympics will officially begin in Japan after a year postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Albiceleste is the third gold medal after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, marking their second consecutive win after the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Manager Fernando Batista took a very young team to participate in the game, of which there was only one senior player, the Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma (Jeremias Ledesma) .
Of course, Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is not included because he has just led his country to win the America’s Cup, which is his first ever international trophy.
The same is true for all other Argentine stars, as they are slowly contacting their clubs for pre-season training after the well-deserved holiday is over.
However, Batista has gathered some familiar faces, such as Martin Peyro of Middlesbrough and Alexis McAllister of Brighton.
On the other hand, Australia participated in the Summer Olympics for the first time after missing the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The head coach of the football team, Graham Arnold, also called a fairly young team with familiar faces such as Ashley Maynard Brewer of Charlton and Harry of Stoke Sota, Jay Rich-Baglou of Crystal Palace, Riley McGlyry of Birmingham and Caleb Watts of Southampton