Defender Ricardo Graça, from Vasco da Gama, was called up, this Thursday (8), for the men’s Olympic team. Coach André Jardine called him to replace Gabriel Magalhães. The Arsenal (England) player was cut from the team after suffering an injury.
our defender @ricardo_qag was called up for the Olympic team, and will represent Brazil and Vascão at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
He will join our goalkeeper Lucão.
— Vasco da Gama (@VascodaGama) July 8, 2021
In addition to Ricardo Graça, Vasco also provided goalkeeper Lucão to compete in the Tokyo Games. Brazil is the current Olympic champion and will seek the bi-championship in the Japanese capital.
On Thursday, the players who play in Brazil presented themselves to the national team. Among them was midfielder Claudinho do Bragantino, who commented on the opportunity to represent the country in the sporting mega-event: “A unique sensation”.
THE #Olympic Selection is getting complete to defend gold in Japan! Athletes who play in Brazil arrived today! ⚽️
Photos: Marco Galvão / CBF pic.twitter.com/7qdQnDVvP4
— CBF Football (@CBF_Futebol) July 8, 2021
In group D, Brazil begins its trajectory in Yokohama, against Germany, on July 22nd. Three days later the challenge will be against Côte d’Ivoire. Closing its participation in the bracket, on the 28th, the selection measures forces with Saudi Arabia in Saitama.
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