Brazil’s national team had to struggle to beat Egypt with a score of 1-0. The result propelled the Selecao to the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
In the quarter-final match which was held at the Saitama Stadium, Saturday (31/7/2021) afternoon WIB, Brazil fielded Richarlison, Antony, and Matheus Cunha in the attack.
Brazil played aggressively and dominantly from the early minutes. Mastering 63 percent of ball possession, Brazil did not give Egypt the opportunity to develop the game.
Egypt more waiting and counterattack. The deadlock was broken in the 37th minute when Richarlison’s pass into the penalty box was struck by Matheus Cunha with a hard kick that netted Mohamed El Shenawi.
After winning, Brazil tried to add another goal but several times the efforts made always failed. Until the match ended, the score was 1-0 for Brazil’s advantage to survive and they were entitled to advance to the semifinals.
Brazil recorded ESPN had a total of 12 shots but only five were on target and one led to a goal. Meanwhile, Egypt released two attempts on target out of a total of eight.
For the fourth time in a row, Brazil has qualified for the semifinals of the Olympics. Brazil is the reigning champion after winning gold in Rio 2016, then silver in London 2012, and two bronzes in Atlanta 1996 and Beijing 2008.
Brazil will meet either Mexico or South Korea in the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Egypt’s defeat made Africa run out of representatives in the sport of football after a few hours earlier, Ivory Coast was brushed 2-5 by Spain in extra time.
2020 Olympic Football Results: Beat New Zealand, Japan to Semifinals
The Japanese national team advances to the semifinals of the men’s soccer Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Samurai Blue won 4-2 on penalties over New Zealand.
In the match at Kashima Stadium, Kashima, Saturday (31/7/2021) afternoon WIB, Japan and New Zealand played a draw for 120 minutes.
Japan dominated the match against New Zealand. Hajime Moriyasu’s team fired 21 shots, only 4 of which hit the target in the data reported by the Olympic website.
Doan Ritsu became the Japanese player with the most shots with a record of 6 shots, but none of them hit the target.
Meanwhile, Takefusa Kubo failed to continue the trend of scoring goals. He fired 4 shots, of which 3 hit the target, in 120 minutes of the game.
On the other hand, New Zealand did not put any pressure on it. There were only 8 shots from Danny Hay’s team, only two hit the target.
Chris Wood became New Zealand’s first kicker, successfully netting. 18 equalized for Japan to make it 1-1.
Japan goalkeeper Kosei Tani holds off New Zealand’s second! The failed Liberato Cacace. Japan turned superior with the execution of Kou Itakura.
Clayton Lewis becomes a failed New Zealand player! His shot. Yuta Nakagama brought Japan ahead 3-1.
Callum McCowatt pulled New Zealand down to 2-3, his fourth kicker. Maya Yoshida ensured Japan’s victory with a score of 4-2. The execution of the Japanese captain’s penalty was smooth into the goal.
Japan will face Spain in the semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. La Rojita beat Ivory Coast 5-2 in a match that was held until extra time.