Brazil Advances To The Quarter-Final Of The Men’s Olympic football Tournament In Tokyo As Germany Is Eliminated

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Defenders of the title Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s Olympic football tournament with ease, but Germany, the 2016 silver medalist, was eliminated.
Richarlison of Everton scored two late goals as Brazil defeated Saudi Arabia 3-1 to win Group D. Ivory Coast finished second after holding Germany to a 1-1 tie.

At the Saitama Stadium, a header by Saudi Arabia defender Abdulelah Al-Amri cancelled out Matheus Cunha’s early opener, seemingly ensuring a frustrating draw for Brazil. Richarlison, who scored a hat-trick in Brazil’s first group game against Germany, gave them the lead again with 14 minutes left before clinching the victory in stoppage time.

To advance, Germany needed to defeat Ivory Coast, but went down midway through the second half when Benjamin Henrichs placed the ball into his own net while trying a tackle in the six-yard box. Six minutes later, Eduard Loewen equalized with a free-kick to set up a frenzied conclusion, but despite pouring on the pressure, Germany was unable to find a winner.

Hosts After thrashing France 4-0 in Yokohama, Japan became the only team to win all three of their group games. Hiroki Sakai, Takefusa Kubo, Koki Miyoshi, and Daizen Maeda scored to seal the victory and set up a match against New Zealand in the quarterfinals.

All four teams in Group B had three points going into the last round of games, but South Korea emerged as group winners thanks to a hat-trick from Hwang Ui-jo in a 6-0 win against Honduras, with New Zealand joining them in the quarter-finals.

Source: BBC Sport

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