Tokyo Olympics 2021 U-23 Football: Brazil vs Germany Preview and Prediction
After an exhilarating month of football action, courtesy of the Euro 2020 and Copa America 2021, football fans over the world will be treated to an added feast of some exciting games for the next couple of weeks at the U-23 Football event at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Tokyo Olympics Football 2021: Match Details
Group G: Brazil vs Germany
Date: 22 July 2021
Location: International Stadium, Yokohama
Kick-off time: 11:30 AM Greenwich Mean Time (G.M.T), 5:00 PM India Time (IST), 7:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the U.S.A
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Brazil vs Germany U-23 Football Preview
It's the rematch of the Rio 2016 Olympics where Brazil won it after a brilliant Neymar Penalty in the shootout which gave Brazil their first ever Olympic Gold.
While Brazil will not have Neymar Jr. this time, they can count on two-time FIFA World Cup stalwart Dani Alves.
Germany, meanwhile, have included Max Kruse of Union Berlin, Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold and Nadiem Amiri of Bayer Leverkusen as their three overaged players in their squad.
Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia are the other two teams in Group D of the competition.
Brazil vs Germany: Head-to-Head in Football at Olympics
Two sides have met each other in the Olympics on four occasions and Brazil has managed to win 3 games out of them.
Brazil U23 won two and lost one of their three preparatory friendlies. Germany's only friendly came in the 1-1 draw with Honduras U23.
Brazil U-23 Form Guide: W, L, W, W, D
Germany U-23 Form Guide: N/R, W, W, W, D
Brazil vs Germany U-23 Football: Predicted XI
Brazil - Santos (GK); Guilherme Arana, Diego Carlos, Ricardo Graca, Dani Alves; Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimares, Reinier; Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli, Antony
Germany - Florian Muller (GK); Benjamin Henrichs, Amos Pieper, Jordan Torunarigha, David Raum; Maximilian Arbold, Nadiem Amiri, Ame Maler; Max Kruse, Cedric Teuchert, Marco Richter
Brazil vs Germany U-23 Football Prediction: Olympics 2021
The defending champs are coming off after losing to Argentina in the Copa America Finals, and on the other hand, Germany is coming off a disappointing campaign at the Euro 2020. However, this is a completely changed squad for both nations.
The two sides are traditional attacking teams and their historic rivalry means that this could be an exciting game with plenty of goals around the match.