Mexico vs Brazil FINAL H2H LIVE Football Score 3/8/2021
Mexico and Brazil will contest the opening men’s Olympic soccer semifinal on Tuesday with El Tri coming off the back of thumping win over South Korea and the Selecao having just edged past Egypt. Both sides have been fairly consistent with their performances and goals so far, although the Mexicans lost to Japan in the group stage while the Brazilians are yet to taste defeat.
Both know that not only does a place in the final awaits the winner but also that Richarlison, Henry Martin and Sebastian Cordova have 11 goals between the three of them as they chase the tournament’s Golden Boot honor for most goals scored.
Mexico and Brazil will go head-to-head in a repeat of the London 2012 final match, this time in the semi-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics men’s football tournament on Tuesday.
Jaime Lozano spoke after Mexico’s resounding victory over North Korea: “The team feels more and more solid. In these instances, what you have to have left over is motivation and what you have to have left over is faith that things will work out well. They are very good, but we know what our strengths are, and one of them is our group”.
Jaime Lozano’s Mexico gave an amazing display of attacking strength in beating South Korea 3-6 to reach the final four, while reigning champions Brazil defeated Egypt thanks to a Matheus Cunha goal.
Brazil will probably be aware they need to be solid in defence against Mexico, who have scored 14 goals in four games. Now El Tri will have the chance of competing for a second Olympic medal in either the gold or bronze medal match.
With their senior compatriots coming up short in the Gold Cup final to the USMNT, El Tri’s hopes rest with Olympic glory now, with the punishing test of Brazil between them and the gold medal match.
Jade Carey kept the streak alive for the United States. On Monday morning, Carey, 21, won gold in the women’s floor final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The win pushes the American gymnasts’ medal total to five, which is impressive seeing how Simone Biles has missed four finals for mental-health reasons.
They will be riding high after a 3-6 demolition of South Korea in the quarter-finals – and with old hands like Guillermo Ochoa next to young talents such as Alexis Vega, they’ll fancy their chances of springing an upset.
The Selecao made it hard work for themselves in the last eight against Egypt, with Matheus Cunha’s early goal the only finish to split the two – but they will now only be focused on ensuring they make it to Yokohama and the final in four days’ time.
Rafa Márquez, the former central defender also commented on Córdova’s great performance: “Without fear of being wrong, Sebastián Córdova is the player I see with the best projection among the young Mexican players, hopefully he will soon have options to come to Europe,” he wrote on his Twitter acco unt.
With generational superstars like Richarlison in the mix, their pedigree is hard to counter – but they will still have to live up to their billing if they hope to have a chance of making it two Olympic triumphs in a row.