The Tokyo Games are just around the corner and the football tournament looks to be an exciting one. The football competition for the Tokyo Olympics will start on July 22 with 16 nations from around the world competing. Nine-time Copa winners, Brazil were beaten in the Copa America final at the last tournament, losing 1-0 to winners Argentina a few weeks back.
Brazil Squad Preview
Brazil has won at least one medal at each of the past three Olympic meetings. Andre Jardine’s squad will hope to make it big and win the tournament. With Diego Carlos leading the defence with Dani Alves, Douglas Luiz and Bruno Guimaraes in midfield with a front-three of Richarlison, Antony and Matheus Cunha Jardine’s squad looks strong and have the potential to put up a show. However, Neymar has been dropped from the squad for certain reasons.
Brazil will play against Germany, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia who are the teams in the Brazil Olympics Group D.
|vs Germany||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama||22nd July|
|vs Ivory Coast||International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama||25th July|
|VS Saudi Arabia||Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama||28th July|
BRAZIL OLYMPIC SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Brenno (Gremio), Lucao (Vasco de Gama), Santos (Athletico Paranaense)
Defenders: Nino (Fluminense), Ricardo Graca (Vasco de Gama), Guilherme Arana (Atletico Mineiro), Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Diego Carlos (Sevilla), Abner Vinicius (Athletico Paranaense), Bruno Fuchs (CSKA Moscow)
Midfielders: Matheus Henrique (Gremio), Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Claudinho (Red Bull Bragantino), Reinier (Borussia Dortmund), Douglas Augusto (PAOK), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras)
Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Richarlison (Everton), Matheus Cunha (Hertha Berlin), Antony (Ajax)