Brazil reach Olympic men’s football final Brazil, the Olympic men’s football champions, returned to the final on Tuesday (August) after a 120-minute goalless draw in Kashima, beating Mexico 1-1 in a penalty shootout.
In Mexico’s second attempt, Brazilian goalkeeper Santos saved an Eduardo Aguirre before hitting Johan Vasquez’s post.
Brazil reach Olympic men’s football final Dani Alves, Gabriel Martinelli, Bruno Guimeres and Rainier all waited for Spain or scored against Brazil’s host Japan in Saturday’s final in Ikohama.
Mexico, the 2012 gold medalist, has scored 1 goal in four matches in this year’s tournament. This includes 6 goals in the quarter-final win against South Korea.
Their best time against disciplined Brazil came at the end of the first half, as Luis Romo was forced to make a great save from Santos and a goal attempt by Uriel Antuna was blocked by Diego Carlos.
Everton forward Richardson top-scored with five goals and the Brazilian almost won the match just before the end of normal time, but his flashing header bounced from the post.
Japan have taken part in the men’s Olympic tournament for the seventh year in a row, beating New Zealand in the quarter-finals.
Spain won the gold medal in the 1992 competition held in Barcelona. At the end of overtime, I needed the equivalent of a final blow against Cdte d’Ivoire in the previous round before winning 5-2.