The Egyptian team left the men’s football competitions in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, losing to its Brazilian counterpart 0-1 today, Saturday, in the quarter-finals.
Matthews Cunha, Hertha Berlin striker, scored the winning goal for the Samba team in the 37th minute.
The Pharaohs scored a good march in the Olympics, as they started their campaign in the group stage with a goalless draw with Spain, then lost to Argentina with a goal, before beating Australia with two goals without a response.
As for the Brazilian national team, it started its campaign by defeating Germany 4/2 before it drew 0-0 with Côte d’Ivoire and then beat Saudi Arabia 3/1.
The Spanish national team also qualified for the semi-finals after its marathon victory over its Ivorian counterpart 5/2.
The original time ended with a 2-2 draw, but the Spanish matador won the extra time by scoring three goals in a row.
The Spanish team owes this victory to Rafael Mir Vicente, who scored the three goals (hat trick).
Eric Bailly advanced with a goal for the Cote d’Ivoire Elephants in the tenth minute, then Dani Olmo equalized for Spain in the 30th minute.
In added time of the match, Max Alan Jardel scored the second goal for the Ivorian team, but two minutes later Rafael Mer Vicente scored the deadly equalizer for Spain.
In extra time, Mikel Oyarzabal scored Spain’s third goal from a penalty kick in the 98th minute, then Mir Vicente scored the fourth and fifth goals in the 117th and 120th minutes.
Japan also qualified for the semi-finals by defeating New Zealand 4-2 on penalties.
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