Brazil 0-0 Iraq
Brazil fans turn on Neymar & co after insipid Iraq performance
Brazil's men's Olympic football team were held to a 0-0 draw by Iraq, leaving fans furious and the hosts on the verge of a humiliating exit from the group stages
Brazilian fans turned on the men's football team after a 0-0 draw with Iraq on Sunday that left them in serious danger of exiting at the first stage of the Olympics.
Boos and hisses
Fans at the National Stadium in Brasilia singled out midfielder Renato Augusto for particular ire, booing his every touch as the game moved into the last 30 minutes. The Beijing Guoan player missed one of the best chances of the game in added time, volleying over after superb work by Gabriel Barbosa as the multi-million dollar squad failed to score a goal for the second successive match.
The capacity crowd chanted "Iraq, Iraq" and also shouted the name of Marta, the captain of the women's side, who oversaw two victories out of two at the Games last week.
The Iraq stalemate means that Brazil now have two points from two games, the same as the Asians. Both trail Denmark, who have four with only the top two advancing to the knockout stages. South Africa are bottom with one point.
Neymar & Jesus disappoint
Brazil had 20 shots at goal to Iraq's eight but they lacked composure as the pressure from a massive crowd in Brasilia grew. Neymar and new Manchester City signing Gabriel Jesus both disappointed, with Neymar getting a yellow card for petulantly kicking the ball at an opponent.
Te recomendamos en English
- US NEWS Fourth stimulus check live updates: can it be approved in June? $3,000/$3,600 Child Tax Credit, tax refund...
- CORONAVIRUS Which vaccine is the most popular in the US?
- UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS What are the Democrats position towards ending unemployment benefits?
- CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS CHECKS Fourth stimulus check: could the next payments be automatic?
- BARCELONA Barcelona's 2021/2 pre-season starting to take shape
- TENNIS Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon but eyes Olympics return