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Brazil U23 vs. Egypt U23 – Football Match Report – July 31, 2021

Holders Brazil reached the Olympic men’s football tournament semifinals following a narrow 1-0 victory over Egypt.

Hertha Berlin forward Matheus Cunha scored the game’s only goal in the first half to maintain Brazil’s charge for the gold medal.

– Men’s Olympics soccer bracket and fixtures

Egypt had been the surprise package in the men’s draw having qualified ahead of Argentina, despite only winning their final match.

Brazil started with big-hitters Dani Alves and Richarlison but struggled to find the opening goal and Egypt created chances of their own.

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Cunha got the game’s only goal on 37 as he finished off from inside the box following an assist from Richarlison.

Brazil continued to press, but were unable to add a second and Emam Ashour had a late shot blocked as Egypt pushed for an equaliser.

Mexico await Brazil in the semfinals in a repeat of the 2012 Olympic final, which El Tri won.

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