The goal scored by Gondou in the second half took the Brazilians out of this year’s Olympic Games
BRAZIL OUT! The 2016 (Rio) and 2020 (Japan) Olympic Champions will not play in the Paris Olympics in 2024. The Brazilian team was defeated by Argentina on Sunday night (11), in the third and final round of the final quadrangular of the Pre-2020 Tournament. Olympic. The goal scored by Gondou in the second half took the Brazilians out of this year’s Olympic Games.
With the result, Brazil will not play in the Olympics in men’s football. The team only missed out on the Olympics in 2004, in Athens. Argentina and Paraguay are classified for Paris 2024.
The first half was tepid. Both teams sought to open the scoring, but created little real danger. Argentina’s best chance was from a free kick taken by Almada, which hit Mycael’s post. Brazil was good defensively, not giving the Argentines any space to create good scoring chances, but offensively they were very weak.
The main playmakers and attackers, such as Endrick, Andrey and Pirani, barely touched the ball and did not threaten goalkeeper Brey. In the finals, three for the Seleção and four for Argentina, thus 0-0 on the scoreboard in the initial stage.
In the second half, Brazil changed its stance and went up. He started exchanging quicker passes in midfield and arrived twice, making Brey break a sweat. First Gabriel Pec came face to face with the Argentine goalkeeper, who made the save, then John Kennedy shot and Brey saved again.
Argentina were also looking for their goal, threatening Mycael with Medina’s header, which went close to the post. The goal came at 32, with Gondou, after competing for the ball with Arthur and doing better, 1-0 Argentina.
*With information from the Terra website
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