The world’s strongest Brazilian soccer is in danger. Brazil, which aimed to win its third consecutive Olympic gold medal, has failed to advance to the finals of the 2024 Paris Olympics, sending shockwaves throughout the world.
Brazil’s U-23 national soccer team lost 0-1 in the final third leg of the men’s soccer South American qualifying round against Argentina at the Paris Olympics at the Brijido Iriarte Stadium in Caracas, Venezuela, on the 12th and missed the ticket to Paris.
At the 33rd minute of the second half when the score was tied 0-0, Brazil kneeled down to Argentina’s Luciano Gondow. Brazil finished third among the four teams that advanced to the final preliminary round, and failed to qualify for the Paris Olympics, where the runner-up was awarded. In the end, Paraguay 7 points, 2 wins and 1 loss, which beat Venezuela 2-0, and Argentina 5 points, 1 win and 2 draws which beat Brazil, were the first and second to advance to the Olympic finals.
After winning its first Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Brazil lost two consecutive games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It sought its first three consecutive wins at the Paris Olympics, but failed to make it to the finals. It is the first time in 20 years that Brazil failed to make it to the finals since the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Brazil lost 0-1 to Paraguay in the final preliminary round and narrowly defeated Venezuela 2-1. The team needed to win the final match against Argentina, but failed to achieve the goal.
Paraguay, on the other hand, will make it to the Olympic finals for the first time in 20 years after the Athens Games, when the team won silver medal. Argentina will also seek to win for the first time in 16 years after winning gold medals in two consecutive events in Athens and Beijing.
Meanwhile, the Korean Olympic team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, will play the final qualifying round for the Asian region of the Paris Olympics, concluding with the Asian Football Confederation AFC U-23 Qatar Asian Cup in April. South Korea, which aims to advance to the Olympic finals for the 10th consecutive time, will play in Group B with Japan, China and the United Arab Emirates UAE. 스포츠토토