Jaime Lozano j Graham Arnold They led to this Mexico j Australiaor to 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The result was different for both, “Jimmy” led his team to the bronze medal, while the footballers were eliminated in the group stage. Two years after leading their countries’ U-23s, they meet this Saturday, but already as technical directors of the senior national teams.
The paths of the two coaches to the senior national team of their respective countries were different. In 2018 Graham Arnold60 years old, was appointed technical director of the U-23 and senior national teams Australiaafter passing through the benches of national and Japanese teams.
On the other hand, Jaime Lozano44 years old, had to go through two Liga MX teams (Querétaro and Necaxa), through the U-23 of Mexicoin addition to a stint consecrated with the Gold Cup title, it managed to catapult him into the senior team.
At the stage of “Jimmy” Lozano He also worked as coach of the U-23 between 2019 and 2021 Graham Arnold In Tokyo 2020. Even Mexico They had an Olympics warm-up game against Australia, but the senior football team’s commitments to the Qatar 2022 qualifying round prevented a clash.
This game, which took place in Marbella, Spain, was refereed by Gary van Egmond Australiawho lost 3-2 Mexico from Jaime Lozano. The points in this game came from Jesús “Canelo” Angulo, Kevin Álvarez and Erick Aguirre, while the soccer players scored from Daniel Arzani and an own goal from Luis Malagón.
Jaime Lozano j Graham Arnold led their respective teams in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Australia On his debut, he surprised with a win against Argentina, but later lost to Spain and Egypt, eliminating him from the group stage.
The path of Mexico it was different. They finished second in the group stage, which they shared with industry leaders Japan, France and South Africa. They defeated South Korea in the quarterfinals. Brazil eliminated them in the semifinals, but they defeated Japan in the bronze medal game.
Two years after his experience in Tokyo 2020 with the U-23 teams of their respective countries, Jaime Lozano and Graham Arnoldnow coaches of the senior teams, will compete against each other in a friendly match this Saturday.