Brazil Wins Olympic Male Football Gold

Brazil has won the Olympic Male Football Gold by beating Spain by a 2-1 at the final played in Tokyo, Japan.

Brazil’s Malcolm scored the winning goal in extra time to break the heart of Spain who came from a goal behind in the second half.

After the game ended 1-1 in normal time, Malcom raced onto a diagonal ball from Antony and got the better of Jesus Vallejo before driving the winner into the far corner in the 108th minute to ensure Brazil repeated their Rio 2016 triumph.

Dani Alves, Brazil’s 38-year-old captain, who had led the team as an over-age player in a bid to win a major global tournament with his country, collapsed to his knees at the final whistle and buried his face in his hands.

The Brazilian players made up for the absence of fans in the 65,000 Yokohama stadium by going through the full repertoire of celebratory songs after the final whistle.

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