BR-U23 vs GE-U23: Brazil U23 will face the heat when they face Germany U23 at Yokohama Stadium on Thursday in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 men’s football tournament. This will be the opening game for both teams.
Brazil played against archrivals Argentina in search of a victory and a 3-0 win helped the Brazilians book their spot at Tokyo 2020. The Defending champions would be looking to repeat history from Rio 2016 in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The giants are walking into this encounter on the back of a 5-2 victory over the United Arab Emirates in their last game.
Brazil won the Bronze in 2008 Beijing and followed it with a Silver in London and finally won Gold at Home turf. Brazil has 1 Gold, 3 Silvers and 2 Bronze in Football.
On the other hand, Germany U23 were involved in a 1-1 draw against Honduras U23 in their only friendly fixture before the commencement of the tournament. Germany has just two medals to their name. A Bronze and a Silver. Their infamous Silver came in the 2016 Rio Olympics Football final.
This will be a rematch of the ultimate fixture in Rio de Janeiro 2016 when Neymar scored the all-important shot to hand Brazil their first-ever Olympic gold medal and leave Germany with a broken heart.
Match: Brazil U23 vs Germany U23
Date & Time: 22nd July 2021, 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Yokohama Stadium
BR-U23 vs GE-U23 Head-to-Head
The two sides have met at the Olympics on four occasions and Brazil U23 have three wins under their belt. The ultimate encounter between the two teams came at the finals in Rio 2016 where Brazil won 5-4 in Penalties.
BR-U23 vs GE-U23 Predicted Playing XI
Ricardo Graca, Dani Alves, Guilherme Arana, Diego Carlos, Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimares, Gabriel Martinelli, Antony, Reinier, Richarlison, Santos (GK)
Felix Uduokhai, David Raum, Benjamin Henrichs, Amos Pieper, Maximilian Arnold, Nadiem Amiri, Ame Maler, Max Kruse, Cedric Teuchert, Marco Richter, Florian Muller (GK)
BR-U23 vs GE-U23 Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Florian Muller
Defenders: Dani Alves (vice-captain), Diego Carlos, Guilherme Arana, Benjamin Henrichs, Amos Pieper
Midfielders: Nadiem Amiri, Maximilian Arnold, Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimares
Striker: Richarlison (captain)