Tokyo 2020: Brazil beat Spain to become fifth team to win back-to-Brazil win back gold medal in Olympics men's football
The Samba boys won the match in extra time after the match had been stalemate at one goal apiece after ninety minutes of pulsating football. Before Brazil, only four men's teams have won the gold medal in consecutive editions. Great Britain were the first to achieve the feat at the 1908 (London) and 1912 (Stockholm) Olympics.
The last team who had won two back-to-back gold medals were Brazil's arch-rivals Argentina who won in 2004 and 2008. The most successful team in Olympics football history, Hungary (three gold medals), won two medals back-to-back in 1964 and 1968
The five-time World Champions now equal Argentina and Uruguay's tally of two gold medals and become the joint-successful South American teams in Olympic men's football.
Here we take a look at the four teams who have won two consecutive gold medals at the Olympics.
Which teams have won back-to-back gold medals in Olympics football?
|Great Britain||1908, 1912|
How have the Brazil men's football team performed at Tokyo Olympics 2020?
Brazil were placed in Group D alongside Ivory Coast, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Their campaign began with a 4-2 win over Germany. In their second match, they drew against Ivory Coast but came back strongly in their third game and thrashed Saudi Arabia 3-1.
In the quarterfinal, Brazil edged out Egypt 1-0 and in the semifinal, they beat Mexico 4-1 (0-0) in the penalty shoot-out to reach the final for the second consecutive time. In the final, they beat Spain 2-1 to win their second gold medal on the trot
Richarlison scored the most number of goals (5) for Brazil and is also the top goalscorer in the ccompetition.
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