The Men’s Olympics 2020 football tournament at Tokyo begins on July 22 and runs until August 7. The defending champions Brazil made three changes in the original squad announced on June 17 by coach André Jardine. Thus, Douglas Augusto, Gabriel Martinelli, and Richarlison will be acting as a replacement for Jerson, Malcom, and Perdo.
Olympics 2020 : BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM PREVIEW
Neymar led Brazil to Olympic gold in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, they are one of the favourites coming into this tournament with a very talented squad.
Here’s the Brazil national football team for the upcoming Olympics 2020.
Goalkeepers: Brenno (Gremio), Lucao (Vasco de Gama), Santos (Athletico Paranaense)
Defenders: Nino (Fluminense), Ricardo Graca (Vasco de Gama), Guilherme Arana (Atletico Mineiro), Dani Alves (Sao Paulo), Diego Carlos (Sevilla), Abner Vinicius (Athletico Paranaense), Bruno Fuchs (CSKA Moscow)
Midfielders: Matheus Henrique (Gremio), Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Claudinho (Red Bull Bragantino), Reinier (Borussia Dortmund), Douglas Augusto (PAOK), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras)
Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Paulinho (Bayer Leverkusen), Richarlison (Everton), Matheus Cunha (Hertha Berlin), Antony (Ajax)
Meanwhile, Brazil has won a medal of some sort at each of the past three Olympic tournaments. It’ll take something incredibly special to stop them.
OLYMPICS 2020 : GROUP SCHEDULE
Brazil are placed in Group D along with Germany, Cote d’Ivoire and, Saudi Arabia. Brazil will kick off their campaign by facing Germany. Thus, it will be a rematch of the Olympics 2020 finals and Germany will look for revenge this time.
PREDICTED LINEUP AND FATE OF THE BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM
Brazil has announced a very talented squad as expected. Meanwhile, we could see Richarlison leading the front three along with Martinelli and Anthony. Moreover, Reiner could be seen in a creative role in the midfield along with a pivot of Douglas Luiz and Bruno Guimaraes. In defence, we will be seeing Dani Alves and Guilherme Arana as the full-backs and Diego Carlos and Abner Vinicius at the heart of the defence.
Although Brazil are one of the favourites to win the tournament but looking at the other teams in the competition it might be possible that they might be knocked out in the semi-finals.