Shock as Brazil fail to qualify for Paris Olympic Games

Brazil, the defending champion and winner of the last two Olympic men’s football tournaments, have been knocked out of Paris 2024 after losing 1-0 to Argentina. As a result, there will be a new gold medallist in the French capital.

In a tournament that was difficult for all the South American teams due to the quality of the players and the fact that only two teams qualified, Brazil couldn’t live up to their history and were eliminated from the next Summer Olympic Games after losing to their traditional rivals. 

Argentina proved too much for a Brazilian side that was a long way from its former glory and failed to show why it is the reigning U-23 world champion (plus three senior reinforcements for the Olympics). 

A draw would have been enough for Brazil to reach Paris. In the decisive game, they had a couple of clear chances to book their ticket to France, but they were denied by a superb performance from Argentine goalkeeper Leandro Brey. Luciano Gondou’s 77th-minute header denied rising stars Biro and Endrik (recently bought by Real Madrid) of their Olympic dreams.

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