The Selecao have the chance to win consecutive Olympic gold medals if they beat Spain in the final on Saturday …
Brazil will play in the final of the 2020 Olympic Games for men in Tokyo, Japan, against the International Stadium in Japan on Saturday.
The Selecao see a second consecutive gold medal at the Olympics after their victory in Rio 2016, where they defeated Germany 4-3 (1-1) in the final.
Before Brazil, only four men’s teams won the gold medal in consecutive editions. Great Britain was the first to achieve the achievement during the Olympic Games 1908 (London) and 1912 (Stockholm).
The last team to win two consecutive gold medals was Brazil’s arch-rival Argentina, which won in 2004 and 2008. The most successful team in the history of the Olympic Games, Hungary (three gold medals), won two medals back-to-back in 1964 and 1968.
The five-time World Champions also have a chance to compare Argentina’s and Uruguay’s scores, which are currently the jointly most successful South American teams in Olympic men’s soccer.
Here we look at the four teams that won two consecutive gold medals at the Olympics.
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How did the Brazilian men’s soccer team fare at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
Brazil was placed in Group D along Ivory Coast, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Their campaign begins with a 4-2 victory over Germany. In their second match, they drew against Ivory Coast, but returned strongly in their third match, defeating Saudi Arabia 3-1.
In the quarterfinals, Brazil beat Egypt 1-0 and in the semifinals, they beat Mexico 4-1 (0-0) in penalty kicks to reach the final for the second time in a row.
Richarlison has scored the most goals (5) for Brazil and is also the best goal scorer so far in the competition.