The three-time World Cup winner hailed the efforts of the side that claimed gold, praising them for "excellence both on and off the field"
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Barcelona star led his country to their first Olympic title at Rio 2016 and spoke of his joy at having played just a key role in the triump
The Selecao captain scored a sublime free-kick before coolly slotting home the winning penalty in a historic defeat of Germany at the Maracana
The team captain sent home the final penalty to secure a 5-4 win for the Selecao in the shootout against Germany, securing first place for his country in the competition
The Brazil captain fired a sensational free-kick to give his side the lead before going on to hit the winning penalty on a historic night at the Maracana
Brasil Global Tour brings you an interactive statistical breakdown of the Selecao's famous victory at the Maracana on Saturday
The Barcelona talisman fired his country to victory on Saturday, netting the opener via a glorious free-kick before striking the decisive penalty in the ensuing shootout
The trainer is expecting even better things from Juventus' all-time record signing after he fired in the winner in their Serie A opener against Fiorentina
The Argentine was in inspirational form as Barcelona battered Real Betis 6-2 on Saturday, prompting his strike partner to reach for new accolades
Saturday, August 20, 2016
The top scorer and player of the tournament as the Selecao took silver in 1984, the former Fla striker believes the class of 2016 will take gold on Saturday
The hosts arrive at the Maracana as favourites after finding their form but may have to make some slight changes to overcome their World Cup 2014 slayers
Luis Enrique's side strolled to a 6-2 win at a sunny Camp Nou in an impressive performance to kick off their search for a third straight Primera Liga title
The Selecao captain can cement his status as one of the Selecao's greats when he leads his team into Saturday's Olympic final at the Maracana
With Brazil one game away from ending their quest for gold at the Rio games on Saturday, Brasil Global Tour takes a closer look at the Selecao's rivals
From Neymar and Gabriel Jesus to Marquinhos and Gabigol, meet the Selecao stars in Rio hoping to end the five-time world champions' long wait for the gold medal
With rivals Argentina and Uruguay having twice taken first, the time has come for the Selecao to complete their set and finally end their wait for Olympic glory
Bayern Munich and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has new ink. This time, an insulin pump in tribute to diabetes-suffering son, Alonso.
Two years after their infamous 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat, the Selecao head into Saturday's Olympic final a shadow of their disappointing recent past
The Manchester City boss has been keeping tabs on the young Brazilian during the Olympics and he has suggested he will be able to make an immediate impact
Revenge for the 2014 World Cup is of no concern to Brazil or coach Rogerio Micale when they face Germany in the Rio 2016 final.