Brazil to face Mexico in Olympics semis

Brazil moved within two wins of back-to-back Olympic golds by beating Egypt 1-0 at Tokyo 2020. A first-half strike from Matheus Cunha put Brazil through to the semi-finals. At semis, they will face Mexico on Tuesday. Japan will meet Spain in the other last-four match. The hosts beat New Zealand 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Meanwhile, Spain came from the brink of elimination…

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Brazil confirms Copa América participation

Brazil national team have confirmed that they will play in the Copa America. This has ended the rumors that it would boycott the tournament, which is being organised on its home soil. Over the last few days, the Brazil national team has voiced its opinion against participating in the Copa América.  Brazil’s players were reportedly unhappy over the 11th-hour decision…

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Maracana Stadium to be renamed after Pele

Brazil’s Maracana stadium is set to be renamed ‘The Edson Arantes do Nascimento-Rei Pele stadium.’ This will be done in honour of the country’s football legend Pele. The Rio de Janeiro state legislators approved the name change of the stadium in the city. However, Rio state governor Claudio Castro must now approve the name change. Pele, 80, won three World…

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