With the disappointment of the Copa America still present in their minds, can Brazil still go to the end of the Olympics? Well, there is a positive chance that they can do just that.
Brazil enter this competition by defending their crown, having won the last edition played at home in Rio de Janeiro.
To start their competition, they couldn’t have had a better opponent than Germany, the same team they beat on penalties to win the tournament in 2016.
Brazil already know what it’s like to beat their opponents and they will surely be favorites ahead of this one. The crucial match is scheduled for Thursday at the Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama.
Brazil are used to sending their best possible U-23 team to the Olympics, which is why the South American giants hold this competition in high regard.
They come into this game, having coming back from behind to beat UAE 5-2 in their final friendly before the actual competition. Considering this game, Brazil were not at their best, despite the score. However, they were pretty clinical when it mattered and bragging about this attribute might come in handy during the tournament. Matheus Cunha was the star of the day, having put in a late double.
Ahead of this match, they won Serbia via a 3-0 score, with Pedro also winning a brace.
After winning home gold at Rio 2016, Brazil will be eager to defend their crown in Tokyo. They have a team made up of a multitude of talented names. The experience couldn’t have been better with players like Diego Carlos and Dani Alves as two of their older players. The latter is the oldest player to play in the competition this time around and is easily the most experienced name of any team.
Elsewhere, Richarlison, Douglas Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli and Antony are also the team with so much talent and firepower on paper.
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