The world will witness the start of the Rio Olympic on 5th August 2016 when the games will officially kick off. The football competition due to its long schedule will start a day earlier than the opening ceremony of the Olympics.
The football competition has always been an important part of the Olympics and this time it has become even more important than ever as it is the one game that the hosts are known for all over the world. They will be also looking to claim gold in front of their home fans.
In hunt for the first football Gold
Yes, you heard that right Brazil has never felt what it likes to stand tall on top of the podium as they have always disappointed their fans by not winning a single gold in tournaments 116 years history. The closest they came was 4 years back in London when a star studded Brazil looked poised to take gold medal home but suffered a defeat at the hands of Mexico and had to settle with silver. The Brazil fans will be hoping that they do not repeat the same mistakes again and finally become the only Brazilian team to claim Gold.
Can Neymar inspire Brazil this time?
The whole Brazil has entrusted Neymar with the burden to bring a gold medal home and Barcelona forward has also said that he will do everything he can to bring gold to his country when it comes to football. You cannot mention it as a walk in the park but it is also not that hard as Brazil is blessed with the services of the best talents and are even miles ahead than many teams participating here in this tournament.
A star studded squad
Though Neymar is given a huge task to secure a gold medal for his nation but that doesn’t mean that he is the only star player in the Brazil squad as apart from the Barcelona star Brazil also has Marquinhos and Douglas Costa both of them are established names in the European football and can assure Brazil easily have that Gold medal in their grasp.
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