The national teams of Brazil and Spain will play for Olympic gold this Saturday in Yokohama. Both teams came to the Olympic Games with the favorite poster and they have fulfilled the predictions by reaching that great final, the best possible.
Both Brazil and Spain already know what it is to play a final of the Olympic Games and win the gold medal. Both did it as hosts: La Rojita in Barcelona 1992 and La Canarinha in Rio 2016.
For Brazil this will be their seventh medal in the men’s soccer tournament of the games while for Spain it will be their fourth. It only remains to know what color will be the medal of each team.
Where is Brazil – Spain? The grand final of the men’s tournament of the Olympic Games will be played at the Yokohama International Stadium with a capacity to accommodate 72,327 spectators but which, in principle, will remain empty due to Covid-19.
When and what time is Brazil – Spain? The match will be played on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in Spain (6:30 a.m. in Mexico and 8:30 a.m. in Argentina).
On which tv channel can I watch Brazil – Spain? In Spain, the game will be broadcast on the 1 of TVE and Eurosport. In Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela it can be seen on Claro Sorts. And in the United States on NBCSN
Where can I see the Brazil – Spain ‘online’? For those who prefer to watch it in streaming, they can do it in Spain through RTVE Play and Eurosport Player.
What was the last result between Brazil and Spain in the Olympic Games?
The last time that Brazil and Spain met in the Olympic Games was in Montreal 1976 after being in the same group. The Brazilian team prevailed 2-1 with goals from Rsemiro and Fraaga while Idígoras scored for the Spanish.
The Brazilian team had to reach the penalty shoot-out to get their ticket to the grand final. In the semifinals they faced Mexico and in the 120 minutes of play neither team was able to pierce the rival goal. From 11 meters the Brazilians proved to have better success and sneak into their third Olympic final in a row.
Brazil is the reigning Olympic champion after winning gold in Rio de Janeiro five years ago. In the men’s category, Brazil has another five medals on its record: two silver and three bronze.
It is difficult for the Spanish team to carry out their matches in these Olympic Games and in the semifinal against Japan they needed their second overtime of the tournament where Marco Asensio scored the only goal of the match that is worth a medal.
Spain will add its fourth medal in men’s soccer at the Olympic Games on Saturday. The previous ones were two silver in 1920 and 2000 and gold in 1992.
Brazil: Saints; Diego Carlos, Nino, Dani Alves, Guilherme Arana; Luiz Douglas, Guimaraes, Matheus Cunha, Antony, Claudinho; and Richarlison
Spain: Unai Simón: Óscar Gil, Eric García, Pau Torres, Cucurella; Zubimendi, Merino, Pedri: Olmo, Oyarzabal and Rafa Mir
Brazil and Spain were the two big favorites to fight for the gold and both teams have managed to reach the final. The forces are very even, the two teams have great players with individual quality who can decide a match. However, Brazil seems to be physically one point above Spain and that is what can throw the balance in its favor. In addition, we have seen how difficult it is for Spain to score a goal and in front they will have one of the best defenses of the tournament. Even so, it will be a very close final that will be decided by small details.
Result: Brazil 1-0 Spain