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Tokyo Olympics: Brazil and Spain will play for men’s soccer gold after tense semifinal wins

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The boys’s Olympic soccer last is now set with champions Brazil set to face Spain in Yokohama this weekend after a decent pair of semifinals on Tuesday each went to additional time and one all the way in which to penalties.

It took till the one hundred and fifteenth minute for the Spanish to squeeze previous hosts Japan via a Marco Asensio effort in Saitama whereas the Brazilians wanted penalties to beat Mexico in Kashima after 120 goalless minutes.

The Japanese and Mexican sides will now meet within the bronze medal sport at Saitama Stadium 2002 earlier than the Selecao and La Rojita do battle for the gold medal at Worldwide Stadium Yokohama to shut this occasion.

We glance again on the semis.

Brazil: Title protection hopes

It was tight and it additionally required nerves of metal from the penalty spot, however the South Individuals at the moment are there with the prospect to defend their 2016 title. A feisty affair noticed 9 yellow playing cards dished out as Andre Jardine’s males made no mistake as Mexico missed twice. Dani Alves led by instance with the opening spot kick and Gabriel Martinelli, Bruno Guimaraes and Reinier additionally transformed.

Spain: Second gold in sight

Champions again in 1992 and silver medalists in 2000, Luis de la Fuente’s males now have a shot at one other gold, and they’re additionally assured a 3rd medal by reaching the ultimate. Asensio’s winner emphasised the standard of the Spanish squad these video games and the likes of Dani Olmo and Pedri have earned an extended break after this capped the tip of an extended season adopted by UEFA Euro 2020.

Japan: Hosts eye maiden medal

Finally, it was heartbreak for the house nation as they fell simply wanting taking the match to penalties after surviving an earlier scare when Spain had been awarded a penalty which was then overturned by VAR. Samurai Blue got here up just a little quick however the bronze medal contest does provide Hajime Moriyasu’s males the prospect to win a first-ever soccer Olympic medal for his or her nation.

Mexico: Second medal probability

Like Japan, El Tri simply didn’t have sufficient to go any additional with penalties a tricky approach to go after Eduardo Aguirre and Johan Vasquez failed to attain from the spot. All isn’t misplaced with a second medal a risk for the 2012 champions however that may really feel like scant comfort for Jaime Lozano’s squad who had been unable to comply with up on their explosive quarterfinal progress.

Remaining: All indicators level to few objectives

Given the tight nature of each semifinals and the truth that neither facet has been notably prolific in entrance of purpose whereas in Japan, the possibilities of a goal-filled last in Yokohama are slim. Nonetheless, with the whole lot on the road for the gold medal, maybe Spain can rediscover their scoring contact from additional time in opposition to Ivory Coast or Brazil can replicate the opening 30-minute blitz in opposition to Germany.

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