Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021: Argentina and Brazil Football Squad | Group Fixtures

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo is on the horizon, as the two South-American giants, Brazil and Argentina announced their respective 22-man football squad for the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics. 

Tokyo 2020 Sumer Olympics dates
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The men’s football tournament at Tokyo 2021 Olympics will be held between July 22 to August 7. In the 27th edition of the men’s football tournament of the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics, 16 countries including Argentina and Brazil will take part and all 16 teams have been divided into four groups.

Argentina who won consecutive gold medals in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and Brazil who are the former gold medalists will be set to retain the medal after their triumph in Rio 2016. Both the teams have dominated the football sport in the previous Olympics.

Age Rules at Tokyo Olympics:   

The new set of rules has been implemented in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. According to the rules, the competition has been confined to Under-23 players

However, only 2-3 overage players have been given an exception in every squad. Players born on or after January 1, 1997, have been rostered in the respective teams for the games.

Due to the covid-19 effect, the teams have now been given the option to choose 23 men in their squad, which was previously 18. 

Argentina and Brazil have announced their Football squad for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Argentina have gone with the youngsters while Brazil have included some over-age players like Dani Alves, Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli, Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes, and Reinier, on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid. 

Argentina Football squad for Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Goalkeepers: Joaquin Blazquez, Lautaro Morales, Jeremias Ledesma

Defenders: Hernan de la Fuente, Marcelo Herrera, Nehuen Perez, Leonel Mosevich, Facundo Medina, Francisco Ortega, Claudio Bravo.

Midfielders: Fausto Vera, Santiago Colombatto, Tomas Belmonte, Martin Payero, Thiago Almada, Esequiel Barco.

Forwards: Carlos Valenzuela, Pedro de la Vega, Alexis Mac Allister, Agustin Urzi, Adolfo Gaich, Ezequiel Ponce.

Argentina's group stage fixtures at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics: 

*All times in Japan Standard Time (JST)

Group C

Fixture Date Timing 
Argentina vs Australia   22 July 20214:30 pm (JST)
Egypt vs Argentina   25 July 20214:30 pm (JST)
Spain vs Argentina     28 July 20215 pm (JST)

Brazil Football squad for Tokyo 2021 Olympics

Goalkeepers: Brenno, Lucao, Santos.

Defenders: Nino, Ricardo Graca, Guilherme Arana, Gabriel Menino, Dani Alves, Diego Carlos, Abner Vinicius, Bruno Fuchs.

Midfielders: Matheus Henrique, Bruno Guimaraes, Douglas Luiz, Claudinho, Reinier, Douglas Augusto.

Forwards: Gabriel Martinelli, Paulinho, Richarlison, Matheus Cunha, Antony.

Brazil group stage fixtures at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics: 

Group D

Fixture Date Timing 
Brazil vs Germany 22 July 20215:30 pm (JST)
Brazil vs Ivory coast 25 July 20215:30 pm (JST)
Brazil vs Saudi Arabia 28 July 20215 pm (JST)

So which South-American powerhouse do you think will strike gold in Football at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the Argentina squad or the Brazil squad?

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