This Tuesday, August 3, the Mexico olympic team it will be measured to its similar of Brazil in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics 2021, where both teams dream of reaching the grand final to hang the gold medal.
To reach this point, El Tricolor defeated 3-6 to South Korea, thanks to the doublets of Henry Martin Y Sebastian Cordova, as well as the many of Luis Romo Y Eduardo Aguirre, while by the Asians Dong-Gyeong Lee did his double and also discounted Hwang Ui-Jo.
On the side of Scratch Du Oro, things were not easy, since Egypt gave him battle, however, a lonely so much of Matheus Cunha it was enough for the South Americans to get their way to the semifinals.
Then we leave you the preview, schedule, possible alignments and other information about the meeting between Mexico Y Brazil:
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When? Tuesday, August 3
What time does it start? 03:00 hours (Central Mexico and US time); 01:00 hours (US Pacific time) and 04:00 hours (US Eastern time)
Where? Kashima Stadium
TV broadcast: Claro Sports, Marca Claro (for YouTube), Channel 5, TUDN, Blim TV and TV Azteca in Mexico; NBCSN, Telemundo, NBCOlympics.com and Telemundo Deportes in the US.
Streaming Online: https://olimpicos.marcaclaro.com/tokyo-2020/en-vivo/, www.youtube.com/user/clarosports, www.tudn.mx/ and www.tvazteca.com/aztecadeportes/
The technician of the Aztec team, Jaime lozano, knows that historically the Mexican style is complicated to BrazilHowever, he also asked for restraint after the win against South Korea, because he knows that South Americans deserve maximum concentration.
“We have faced Brazil on other occasions and with other teams and usually we have done well. There are teams that tend to complicate them and our style is one of them. We cannot trust ourselves because the two teams arrived at a good moment, they undefeated and us on the rise. It seems to me that as long as we become strong as a group on the pitch, being very close together, taking advantage of the opportunities like against Korea, being forceful and having the possibility of attacking them strong, we will have a good chance of reaching a final. “he explained at a press conference.
“When you face powerhouses I think you have everything to win and it is a great showcase to expose your game, that is how I see it and feel it. We know that it is a strong team, that it is one of the favorites and wherever it stands Brazil will always be a candidate champion. Being here in a semifinal anything can happen and I think that the emotional moment is very important for us because we have come from less to more, I see the team very mature, confident, sene and above all with a very clear objective despite going through each phase I see him happy, with a lot of ambition and wanting more “added the helmsman.
With respect to Sebastian Cordova, who has been one of the most important pieces of the tricolor painting, hopes to become a figure in front of La Canarinha and expressed what it feels like to face one of the best teams in the world.
“I do not think it is a coincidence that they talk about us, we have been working since the 21st of last month, we have always had a very firm idea of the game and now those who have excelled is thanks to the help of others, especially because we are a team we are going to the same side “, he shared.
“Brazil is a selection of great players who are always fighting for titles and I think that Mexicans are set for these games, because when we play we do it in a great way, we see the best of each one and I think our idea continues to be to come. for the gold medal. They put us in the semifinal no way, we have to aspire to the gold medal and what better scenario than to win the Olympics by eliminating Brazil and be crowned with Spain “, ended.
Dani alves, reinforcement of Brazil for the international joust, he had commented that he wanted to measure himself at Mexico in the grand finale, because he wanted revenge after what happened in London 2012However, they will collide earlier, in the semifinals, with the full-back ensuring total respect for the Aztecs.
“It is a team that I love. We are watching the other rivals, knowing that Mexico plays. I suspect, because it is a team that I love, that treats the ball well and I am in love with them. Sometimes it happens and I hope we can get another Once to that final, but it is a very long, difficult road and we must continue, improve things “, he stated.
“I dreamed of wearing this shirt in special competitions. Now I have the opportunity to represent my people, my country and this shirt so special for us Brazilians. There is no easy game, teams evolve a lot and create many difficulties, but we did not lose. control in no time. We had opportunities to score more goals, we created a lot of options “, argument.
On the other hand, the scorer of La Canarinha in the Tokyo Olympics, Richarlison, confessed that Neymar Jr suggested that he wear the number ’10’ since the player of the PSG he expressed “I want to see if you can bear the burden of being 10”.
“(Neymar) has told me many times the euphoria of winning the Olympic gold in Rio and wishes with all his might that Brazil return to hang the gold in Tokyo”, shared the player of the Everton.
About the brand of Romario, who is currently the top Brazilian scorer in the Olympic events with seven goals achieved in Seoul 1988, the Nova Venécia-born man pointed out that the most important thing for him is to win gold with his teammates, although also achieving that feat of being the greatest striker in the history of the Olympic team would make him twice as happy.
“I have never considered getting a tattoo, but if Brazil wins the gold medal, I will get one for sure”, ended.
Mexico (4-3-3): Guillermo Ochoa; César Montes, Johan Vázquez, Vladimir Loroña, Jesús Angulo; Luis Romo, Sebastián Córdova, Joaquín Esquivel; Alexis Vega, Uriel Antuna and Henry Martín.
Brazil (4-2-3-1): Saints; Diego Carlos, Nino, Dani Álves, Arana; Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimaraes; Claudinho, Antony, Richarlison; Matheus Cunha.
Historically, Mexico it has been complicated to Brazil And now he has the opportunity to make history again, because in the quarterfinals, CONMEBOL’s men had a hard time Egypt, so much so that they could not do more damage, unlike those of CONCACACF, even when it was thought that South Korea he could be an extremely tough opponent and he ended up getting beaten up.
To this must be added the great moment that the Aztec attack led by Alexis vega, Henry Martin, Uriel antuna Y Sebastian Cordova, which also have the great relay of Diego Lainez.
Anyway, La Canarinha He is an always difficult opponent for everything he represents in history, who can change the game from one moment to another thanks to individual talents, so great care must be taken with the scorer Richarlison.
This aims to be a close match and to be decided by a minimal difference.
Prediction: Mexico 1-0 Brazil
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