Guillermo Ochoa to lead the Mexico Olympic team in Tokyo
The Club América goalkeeper celebrated his 36th birthday in Tokyo with the rest of his teammates ahead of the start of the campaign.
Guillermo Ochoa is one of the three players above the age of 23 that were included in Mexico’s 22-player roster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The Mexican Olympic squad arrived in Tokyo last week and this Tuesday the Club América goalkeeper celebrated his 36th birthday with the rest of his teammates.
Ochoa sights set on winning a medal with Mexico
This will be the second time in his career that he has been at the Olympics, but it will be the first time he plays a match. Ochoa will be the starting goalkeeper for the Mexican Olympic team in their first match against France on 22 July at Tokyo Stadium.
The Club América player posted a video on his social media account thanking people for all the birthday wishes he has received. “Thank you all for your messages and good wishes. I am lucky and privileged to be able to spend my birthday with the national team for the past 17 years.
"My teammates are my second family and representing my country is what I am passionate about. It will always be an honor to play for Mexico and I will always have a smile on my face for as long as I can play,” wrote Ochoa.
Mexico are in Group A alongside France, Japan and South Africa. After their game against the French national team (22 July), they will travel to Saitama Stadium to face Japan on 25 July and the last game of the group stage will be against South Africa at the Sapporo Dome on 28 July.