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Brazil reaches the men's soccer final after a close victory over Mexico

2021-08-03T11:21:36.486Z

Defending champions Brazil reached the men's Olympic soccer final after a close victory over Mexico in the first semi-final on Tuesday.



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Defending champions Brazil reached the men's Olympic soccer final after a close victory over Mexico in the first semifinal on Tuesday.

In a rematch of the gold medal final in London 2012, Brazil won 4-1 on penalties after 120 minutes without goals.

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Brazilian goalkeeper Santos saved Mexico's Eduardo Aguirre before Johan Vásquez hit the post.

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Daniel Alves, Gabriel Martinelli and Bruno Guimaraes scored for Brazil with Reinier converting the decisive penalty.

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Brazil will face the winners of Tuesday's second men's semi-final between hosts Japan and Spain.

Japan has never reached a men's Olympic soccer final, while Spain was the last European men's team to win gold in 1992.

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Source: cnnespanol

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