Finalizado

Tokyo 2020

Brazil and Reinier secure a place at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Brazilian side overcame already quilificad Argentine with a 3-0 win in Colombia with Renier now destined to join up with RM Castilla.

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Matheus Carneiro celebra un gol en un partido del Torneo Preolímpico Sudamericano Sub23 entre Argentina y Brasil.
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Reigning Olympic men's football champions Brazil qualified for this summer's tournament in Japan with a 3-0 win over Argentina on Sunday.

Brazil had to beat their arch rivals in the Colombia qualifier in order to join them as one of South America’s two representatives at the Tokyo Games.

Paulinho scored the opener after 11 minutes before Matheus Cunha added a second on the half-hour mark and a third early in the second half.

Argentina had already qualified for Tokyo after winning their first two matches in the round robin qualifying tournament. Uruguay lost out despite beating hosts Colombia 3-1 earlier on Sunday.

Brazil won the gold medal at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, giving them the last major international title to have eluded them.

New Real Madrid signing Reinier Jesus will now, upon the conclusion of the Tokyo 2020 qualification process join up with his Real Madrid Castilla side in Spain's 2B. 

RESUMEN

ARGENTINA: Cambeses; De la Fuente (Herrera, 81'), Medina, Nehuén Pérez, Bravo; Vera, Belmonte (Gastón Togni, 45'); Bustos (Castellanos, 59'), Mac Allister, Zaracho; & Álvarez.

BRAZIL: Ivan; Guga, Ricardo Graça, Fuchs, Caio Henrique; Matheus Henrique, Bruno Guimaraes, Pedrinho (Tabata, 78'); Reinier (Pepé, 65'), Cunha (Maycon, 81') &Paulinho.

GOALS. 0-1 (13'): Paulinho. 0-2 (30’): Cunha. 0-3 (55'): Cunha.

REFEREE. A. Herrera, Venezuela.

Booked: Belmonte (24'), Bustos (27'), Nehuén Pérez (37'), De la Fuente (74') & Medina (86').

STADIUM. Alfonso López. (Bucaramanga, Colombia)