The hosts as well as mighty favorites will kick star their Olympic campaign against South Africa on Thursday 4th August 16:00 Local Time in Brazil (5th Aug 12.30am IST). This will be an audition for the Credentials of the Brazilian team looking for their first ever gold in Olympic football.
Brazil vs South Africa 2016 Olympics Preview
This will be an easy to go match for the hosts as the South African team is not as strong as the Brazilian team and have qualified for the second time in their history after Sydney Olympics. The star studded squad of some gifted youngster will be looking to impress their home fans.
Brazil vs South Africa Rio Football Squads
Brazil Team : Fernando Prass, Uilson, Luan , Rodrigo Caio, Marqunh, Douglas Santos, Zeca , Willian, Rafinha, Rodrigo Dourado, Fred, Thiago Mai, Felipe Anderson, Neymar, Douglas Costa, Gabriel Barbosa, Gabriel Jesus and Luan.
Manager – Gabriel Barbosa.
The Brazilian team looks superior to every other team playing in the tournament and they also have the services of the bets player playing at the Olympics this year, Neymar along with some young guns from Europe perfectly blended with the youngsters from their own league.
South Africa Team : Jody February, Itumeleng Khune, Rivaldo Coetzee, Repo Malepe, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Kwandakwensizwa Mngonyama, Abbubaker Mobara, Aubrey Modib, Tebogo Moerane,Menzi Masuku, Deolin Mekoa, Gift Motupa, Phumlani Ntshangase, Tyroane Sandows, Keagan Dolly, Tashreeq Morris, Lebo Mothiba and Mothobi Mvala.
Manager – Owen da Gama.
The South African Squad looks quite ordinary as most of the players play their trade in the native league while 2 and 3 stars play outside South Africa with only player playing his trade in Europe at the moment.
Neymar to fire Brazil to glory
After days of turmoil Barcelona finally gave green light for Neymar to represent his native country in the Olympics. He will be surely feeling the pressure around his shoulders as the whole nation is expecting Neymar to fire Brazil closer to the glory for which they have carved for years and want the only trophy that is missing from the Brazil trophy cabinet.
Prediction – Brazil all the way
Anybody can predict the outcome of the match and it looks completely one sided where Brazil will emerge victorious with a comfortable score line.
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