South America

Friday, August 5, 2016

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The Selecao captain struggled as he repeatedly dropped deep to try and build the play while his team slumped to a frustrating goalless draw with South Africa

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Brasil Global Tour bring you an interactive statistical breakdown of the Selecao's goalless draw in their Olympic opener in Brasilia on Thursday

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The 29-year-old, who played a key role in his country's run to the Copa America final this summer, ends a four-year spell with River Plate to join Jorge Sampaoli's side

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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The Barcelona star could not find the breakthrough and Rogerio Micale's side were greeted with jeers at the final whistle as their home Games got off to a rocky start

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The new coach will travel to Barcelona next week to meet the 29-year-old, who is open to being persuaded to reverse his decision to end his international career

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The Selecao begin their Rio 2016 campaign on Thursday against South Africa as clear favourites to claim what would be the country's first ever gold in football

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The Santos man will have a huge responsibility to protect his back four as the only specialist defensive midfielder in coach Rogerio Micale's side

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The Liga outfit have completed their seventh signing of the summer, adding the promising young Argentine to their ranks before he plays in the Olympics

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Even with some of the game's all-time greats, Brazil have been unable to claim the gold medal that has eluded them since their debut in 1952

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With the Brazil star still seeking to continue his career, he has been offered the chance to impress for a second tier side in an FFA Cup encounter next week

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The former goalkeeper will a proven track record at youth level will seek to implement an attacking system at Rio 2016 after it was confirmed he would lead the charge for gold

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The Selecao have included a number of high-profile names to their under-23 squad for previous editions but none have been able to bring home that elusive gold medal

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The Uruguay international was not happy with a late challenge during Wednesday's 'friendly', and used his bluntest Anglo-Saxon to let Danny Drinkwater know what he was thinking

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The Verde suffered a poor Copa America campaign, losing all three of their matches, and the 44-year-old is tasked with pulling the team together for the World Cup qualifiers

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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The versatile Internacional midfielder has earned comparisons to the legendary Falcao and will be vital from the bench for coach Rogerio Micale at the Olympics

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Group A will see the hosts take on South Africa, Iraq and Denmark as the Selecao kick off their long road to gold in Rio