During the opening match of the Tokyo Olympics, Spain and Egypt played to a scoreless tie.
Spain chose a strong lineup that included Pedri and Unai Simon, both of whom had played in the European Championships.Meanwhile, Egypt was missing their talisman Mohamed Salah after he was denied entry.
In a tense first half, both teams had chances, with Dani Ceballos hitting the post with a long-range effort.
Despite the fact that chances were still created in the second half, the game ended goalless.
In the other game, Ivory Coast edged out Saudi Arabia by two goals to one.
An own goal and second-half strike from Ac Milan, Kessie ensured an opening win for the African representative.
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