Olympics (men's soccer): Brazil wins its second straight gold

Spain, the last European nation to win the men's soccer gold medal, at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, fell in overtime to defending champ Brazil, 2-1, in Yokohama. The 24-year-old Malcom  scored the overtime winner after Spain's Mikel Oyarzabal  equalized the opening goal by Matheus Cunha. Richarlison missed from the penalty spot in the 38th minute before Cunha's goal in first-half stoppage time.

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Gold-medal game
Saturday, August 7
Brazil 2 Spain 1  (Goals: Cunha 45+2, Malcom 108; Oyarzabal 61)

Bronze-medal game
Friday, August 6
Mexico 3 Japan(Goals: Cordova pen., 13, Vasquez 22, Vega 58; Mitoma 78)

Semifinals
Tuesday, August 3
Brazil 0 Mexico 0 (Brazil advances on penalty kicks, 4-1.)
Spain 1 Japan 0 (OT) (Goal: Asensio 115)

Quarterfinals
Saturday, July 31
Spain 5  Ivory Coast 2 (OT) (Goals: Olmo 30, Mir 90+3, 117, 120+1, Oyarzabal pen. 98; Baily 10, Gardel 90+1)
Japan 0  New Zealand 0 (Japan advances on penalty kicks, 4-2)
Brazil 1 Egypt 0 (Goal: Cunha 37)
Mexico 6 South Korea 3 (Goal: Martín 12, 54,  Romo 29, Córdova 39, 63 pen., Aguirre 84; D. Lee 20, 51, Ui-Jo 90+1)

Matchday 1
Thursday, July 22
Group A Mexico
4 France 1 (Goals: Vega 47, Cordova 55, Antuna 80, Aguirre 90+1; Gignac, pen. 69)
Japan
1 South Africa 0 (Goal: Kubo 71)
Group B New Zealand
1 South Korea 0 (Goal: Wood 70)
Romania
1 Honduras 0 (Goal: own goal, 45+1)
Group C Egypt
0 Spain 0
Australia
2 Argentina 0 (Goals: Wales 14, Tilio 80)
Group D Ivory Coast 2 Saudi Arabia
1 (Goals: own goal 39, Kessie 66; Al Dawsari 44)
Brazil
4 Germany 2 (Goals: Richarlison 7, 22, 30, Paulinho 90+5; Amiri 57, Ache 84)


Matchday 2
Sunday, July 25
Group A  France 4 South Africa 3 (Goals: Gignac 57, 78, pen. 86; Savanier 90+2; Kodisang 53, Makgopa 7, Mokoena 82)
Japan 2 Mexico 1 (Goals: Kubo 6, Doan pen. 12; Alvarado 85)
Group B Honduras 3 New Zealand 2 (Goals: Palma 45, Obregon Jr. 78, Rivas 87; Cacace 10, Wood 49)
South Korea 4 Romania 0 (Goals: own goal 27; Um Won-Sang 59, Kang-In Lee 84 pen. 90)
Group C Argentina 1 Egypt 0 (Goal: Medina 52)
SpainAustralia 0 (Goal: Oyarzabal 81)
Group D Germany 3 Saudi Arabia 2 (Goals: Amiri 12, Ache 43, Uduokhai 75; Al-Naji 30, 50)
Brazil 0 Ivory Coast 0

Matchday 3
Wednesday, July 28
Group A Japan 4 France 0 (Goals: Kubo 27, Sakai 34, Miyoshi 70, Maeda 90+1)
Mexico 3 South Africa 0 (Goals: Vega 18, Romo 45+1, Martin 60)
Group B Romania 0 New Zealand 0
South Korea 6 Honduras 0 (Goals: Hwang Ui-Jo 12 pen., 45+5, 52 pen., Won Du-Jae 19, Jinya Kim 64 Kang-In Lee 82)
Group C Spain 1 Argentina 1 (Goals: Merino 66; Belmonte 87)
Egypt 2 Australia 0 (Goals: Ahmed Rayan 44, Amar Hamdi 85)
Group D Brazil 3 Saudi Arabia 1 (Goals: Cunha 14; Richarlison 76, 90+1; Al-Amri 27)
Germany 1 Ivory Coast 1 (Goals: Lowen 73; own goal 69)

Numbers:
2.87. Average goals per game over first five matchdays (30 games).

Group Standings:
Group A: Japan* 9 pts., Mexico* 6, France 3, South Africa 0.
Group B: South Korea* 6, New Zealand* 4, Romania 4, Honduras 3.
Group C: Spain* 5, Egypt* 4, Argentina 4, Australia 3.
Group D: Brazil* 7, Ivory Coast* 5, Germany 4, Saudi Arabia 0.
* Advances to quarterfinals.

1 comment about "Olympics (men's soccer): Brazil wins its second straight gold".
  1. Santiago 1314, August 8, 2021 at 2:43 a.m.

    Richarlison is a Psycho... on the Level of Suarez... Should have "Red Carded Out" on Multiple Occasions... But, it's always better for "Futebol" if Brazil Wins, Because No Matter how Crappy they Played... Most People will think of "The Beautiful Game" or 1970 and Pele... España was a Shadow of its Tiki-Taka self... Way to many Unforced Turnovers.

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