Brazilian team decides place at the Paris Olympics

Brazilian team decides place at the Paris Olympics


Team needs to win to qualify

After a convincing victory against Venezuela in the middle of the week, the Brazilian team ends this Sunday (11) its participation in the Pre-Olympic Games being held in Venezuela. They will face Argentina at 4:30 pm (Manaus time), at the Brígido Iriarte Stadium, in Caracas, and if they win they will be guaranteed the Paris Olympics.

The draw could serve the team well, but would leave it depending on the result of the clash between Paraguay and Venezuela, which will be held next at the same venue. In the event of a equal score against the Argentines, the best scenario for the Brazilians would be a Paraguayan victory or a draw in the final game.

The Brazilian team is looking for a place in the Paris Games – only two South American teams will participate in the Olympics -, but it could even come away with the Pre-Olympic title, as long as it beats Argentina and, later, Venezuela defeats Paraguay or this game ends in a draw.

“Football teaches us every day and shows us some very important situations. But one thing we cannot give up – we have to play again with spirit, attitude, dedication of the soul, in a competitive way all the time”, said coach Ramon Menezes.

He was very pleased with the team’s commitment and application in the last match, against Venezuela, and praised the involvement of everyone on the team so that Brazil can try to achieve its goal in the Pre-Olympics.

This Saturday (10), Ramon led the team’s last training session in Caracas, at the Olympic Stadium, in which he sought to correct the athletes’ positioning in game situations. Afterwards, there was a rachão with the participation of the technical committee – relaxation marked this activity.

The 20 players serving the Brazilian team in the Venezuelan capital are able to play and the lineup will only be announced one hour before the start of the match.

*With information from consultancy

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