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Olympics 2020: Quarterfinal preview and prediction

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Now, the final eight teams have been decided to feature in the knockout stage of Olympics 2020. Spain, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Egypt, Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Côte d’Ivoire have made it this far in the tournament and are set to go all-in for the Olympics 2020 gold.

Olympics 2020 quarter-final: Spain v Côte d’Ivoire:

Côte d’Ivoire:

Côte d’Ivoire came up with some bid performances to make it this far in the competition. Ivory Coast where placed in the same group as Germany and Brazil and they managed to books a spot in the last eight. Meanwhile, Côte d’Ivoire looks like a solid team, having Franck Kessié in the midfield is a huge advantage to them.

Meanwhile, Manchester United stars Amad Diallo and Eric Baily have been standout performers in the competition and are going to be vital for their success.

Spain:

Spain have been the most solid side at the back. Pau Torres and Eric Garcia have been going a brilliant job. Meanwhile, Pedri having played about 68 games this season looks like a very mature player. He tends to show his maturity in the game too.

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Spain are a very creative side but lack finesse in the final third. As both teams have a strong defense, the game could be decided at the front of the pitch where both teams need more creativity in front of the goal.

Japan v New Zealand:

New Zealand:

New Zealand’s journey to the final eight has been quite the roller coaster ride. Having won, drawn, and lost a game the side has somehow made it this far. It’ll be interesting to see how far they can go in the competition. Burnley striker Chris Wood is going to be the most important player for them.

Japan:

The hosts’ Japan also have made it to the quarterfinals. Jaoan have been unbeaten in the group stage.

Also, the Real Madrid star, Kubo, was the real deal for Japan. The wonderkid didn’t seem to lose his flair and provided consistent performances throughout the campaign.

Brazil v Egypt:

Egypt

Egypt have made it this far without their most important player Mohamed Salah. Meanwhile, Egypt came out victorious from a group with Argentina and Spain. It’ll be very difficult to beat a team like Brazil.

Brazil

The defending champions are a very solid and exciting team. They made it to the quarter-finals with ease. Meanwhile, the team is being led by Dani Alves.

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Also, the Everton star Richarlison was the standout player for Brazil. He scored a 30-minute hattrick in the first game against Germany.

Republic of Korea v Mexico:

Republic of Korea

With two wins and loss, the Republic of Korea comfortably made it to the final eight. Uijo Hwang was the star of the show bagging a hat trick against Honduras. With both Republic of Korea and Mexico emphatic up front, this tie could feature plenty of goals.

Mexico

Mexico are one of the most exciting sides to watch in the Olympics. The team came through from a group having France in it.

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Meanwhile, Alexis Vega has been dangerous up top but Diego Lainez has been their best player. Further, Mexico attacks together and gives them an extra threat against defenses.

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