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Brazil vs Ivory Coast LIVE Football Match Score 25 Jul 2021

Brazil vs Ivory Coast LIVE Football Match Score 25 Jul 2021

Following opening wins for both nations in midweek, Group D favourites Brazil Under-23s meet Ivory Coast Under-23s in Yokohama on Sunday.

The South American Under-23 champions were emphatic winners over Germany last time out, while the Ivorians put outsiders Saudia Arabia to the sword.

Having qualified for seven of the last nine Olympic football competitions – claiming two bronzes, three silvers and finally gold at Rio 2016 – Brazil certainly take their quest for medals seriously, as self-appointed guardians of the beautiful game.

The team they defeated in the final five years ago were once more the opposition for the defending champions’ first fixture of this summer’s Games, and the Selecao repeated the result – though without recourse to penalties this time – against Germany on Thursday.

Clearly dedicated to his national duty, Everton forward Richarlison headed straight to Japan after taking part in the Copa America final defeat to Argentina earlier this month and his commitment was rewarded with a hat-trick, which was followed by Paulinho‘s late strike to secure a 4-2 win. Though a Germany side later reduced to ten men eventually bagged two second-half goals, a comeback never looked likely.

Only once since 1976 have a Brazilian squad failed to collect a medal of some sort from a trip to an Olympic Games, so such a win was widely expected back home, but Andre Jardine‘s team appear to be handling the pressure suitably well.

They are certainly in fine form, as former Sao Paulo manager Jardine has now led Brazil’s next generation – aided by some experienced heads – to three successive victories, by an aggregate of 12 goals to four. That threat in the final third will surely leave opponents fearing the iconic Verde-Amarela shirts flooding into their box as the tournament progresses.

Clearly dedicated to his national duty, Everton forward Richarlison headed straight to Japan after taking part in the Copa America final defeat to Argentina earlier this month and his commitment was rewarded with a hat-trick, which was followed by Paulinho’s late strike to secure a 4-2 win. Though a Germany side later reduced to ten men eventually bagged two second-half goals, a comeback never looked likely.

Only once since 1976 have a Brazilian squad failed to collect a medal of some sort from a trip to an Olympic Games, so such a win was widely expected back home, but Andre Jardine’s team appear to be handling the pressure suitably well.

They are certainly in fine form, as former Sao Paulo manager Jardine has now led Brazil’s next generation – aided by some experienced heads – to three successive victories, by an aggregate of 12 goals to four. That threat in the final third will surely leave opponents fearing the iconic Verde-Amarela shirts flooding into their box as the tournament progresses.

In fact, the ex-Atalanta man’s fellow Serie A star, full-back Wilfried Singo, has stated the squad are intent on surpassing even their fans’ high hopes to portray a positive image of the country worldwide, speaking of their privilege in representing Ivory Coast at these uniquely global Games.

Brazil started their Tokyo Olympics campaign in ominous fashion with a 4-2 beating of Germany in their first group match, but now they face the other side to win their opener among the quartet, Ivory Coast.

 

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