Brazil showed the world the power of determination when they won their first ever gold medal in the men’s event in a football tournament at an Olympic Games.
The story is very inspiring, and a nice fairly tale especially with the initial stumbles. The country is now hoping this will translate to a better fate for the senior team currently facing troubles.
After the 1-1 draw in the final on Saturday, the Olympic team coach Rogerio Micale said: “This is a contribution to the national team but the situations are different.” Brazil knocked out their German opponents in a revenge after losing 7-1 at home in the semi final of the last World Cup on home soil, albeit on the senior level.
“It is a seed, the players are young so that is an excellent sign for the future,” Micale added hoping the success will translate to better fortunes for the faltering senior team. However, that future begins on Monday with the national team boss Tite naming his first squad for World Cup qualifiers in Ecuador. Brazil are poised to face the south American country on September 1, before hosting Colombia the following week. Read More “BRAZIL HOPE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WILL SOLVE SENIOR TEAM FOOTBALL PROBLEMS”