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Brazil national under-23 football team

Brazil Olympic
Brasil Olympic Comittee crest.svg
Nickname(s)A Seleção (The National Team)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol
(Brazilian Football Confederation)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachAndré Jardine
FIFA codeBRA
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Brazil 5–1 Netherlands 
(Turku, Finland; 16 July 1952)
Biggest win
 Brazil 9–0 Colombia 
(Londrina, Brazil; 30 January 2000)
Biggest defeat
 Colombia 5–1 Brazil 
(Cali, Colombia; 10 February 1980)
Olympic Games
Appearances13 (first in 1952)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions (2016)

The Brazil Olympic football team (also known as Brazil under-23, Brazil U23) represents Brazil in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). In 13 participations, Brazil won one gold medal (2016), three silver medals (1984, 1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008).

The Olympic football tournament was the last international competition in football organized by FIFA which Brazil had never won until they won at home in 2016. They had previously won three silver medals (1984, 1988 and 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008).[1] The Brazilian Olympic team is often coached by the in-charge senior team coach, such as Mário Zagallo in 1996, Vanderlei Luxemburgo in 2000, Dunga in 2008 and Mano Menezes in 2012.

History

1952–1976 Summer Olympics

Brazil's first participation in the Olympics was in Helsinki, Finland, in 1952. In that year, Brazil reached the quarter-finals, when they were eliminated by West Germany 4–2.[2] In 1960, in Rome, Italy,[3] in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan,[4] in 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico,[5] and in 1972 in Berlin, West Germany,[6] Brazil was eliminated in the first stage. In Montreal, 1976, Brazil was defeated by Poland 2–0 in the semi-finals, then Brazil was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–0 in the bronze medal match, finishing in the fourth place.[7] In these six participations, Brazil was represented by a team of junior or non-professional players as the Olympics did not allow professional players to participate during this period.

1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles

Starting in 1984, professional players were allowed to participate. However, European and South American teams were only allowed to include players with no more than five "A" caps at the start of the tournament. Brazil won its first medal in 1984, in Los Angeles, United States. In the group stage, Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 3–1, West Germany 1–0 and Morocco 2–0. In the quarter-finals Brazil defeated Canada in the penalty shootout, then they beat Italy 2–1 after extra-time in the semi-finals, but was beaten by France 2–0 in the gold medal Match, thus winning the silver medal.[8]

1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul

The second Brazilian silver medal was won in Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. Brazil won the medal after defeating in the group stage Nigeria 4–0, Australia 3–0 and Yugoslavia 2–1. In the quarter-finals Brazil beat their South American rivals Argentina 1–0, then defeated West Germany in the penalty shootout, but was defeated by the Soviet Union 2–1 after extra time in the gold medal match.[9] Romário was the competition's top goal scorer with seven goals.[10]

1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta

Starting in 1992, only players under the age of 23 were allowed to participate, with an exception of three overage players in the team. Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Mário Zagallo, won the bronze medal for the first time in 1996, in Atlanta, United States. In the group stage, Brazil was beaten by Japan 1–0 in the first match, then they beat Hungary 3–1 and Nigeria 1–0, finishing in the group's first position. After beating Ghana 4–2 in the quarter-finals, Brazil was defeated by Nigeria 4–3 after extra time. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Portugal 5–0.[11]

2000 Summer Olympics – Sydney

Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Vanderlei Luxemburgo, was eliminated in the quarter-finals. In the group stage, Brazil beat by Slovakia 3–1 in the first match, then they were beaten by South Africa 3–1. In the last group match, Brazil beat Japan 1–0 to secure the first position in the group stage. In the quarter-finals, Brazil was beaten by Cameroon 1–2, who later won the gold medal.[12]

2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup

In December 2002, CBF appointed Ricardo Gomes as the coach for Brazil Olympic team prepared for the 2004 Olympic Games. Prior to the Olympic qualification tournament, Brazil Olympic team or Brazil U23 was sent to compete at 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Brazil was invited to the tournament and decided to send their Under-23 team because their senior team was competing at 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup a month earlier. Although Brazil competed as an Under-23 team, all the appearances and goals in this tournament were recognized by FIFA as full international caps.[13] Brazil U-23 team went on to the final and was beaten by Mexico 0–1 after extra time, denying Brazil the chance to be the first guest team to win the tournament. The following year Brazil failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games after losing out to Paraguay and Argentina in the qualifying tournament.[14]

2008 Summer Olympics – Beijing

Brazil, managed by senior team coach, Dunga, finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Belgium, New Zealand and China, which they beat 1–0, 5–0 and 3–0 respectively.[15] In the second round, Brazil beat Cameroon 2–0 after extra time.[16] Brazil and Argentina met on August 19 in the semi-final game of the competition. The game was marred by numerous fouls and two ejections for Brazil. Argentina won 3–0.[17] In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Belgium 3–0.[18]

2012 Summer Olympics – London

Brazil, under coach Mano Menezes, was defeated by Mexico 2–1 in the gold medal match, played on 11 August,[19] after beating Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand in the preliminary round, Honduras in the quarter-finals and South Korea in the semi-finals. Before the Games, they beat Great Britain 2–0 in a friendly game.

2016 Summer Olympics – Rio de Janeiro

Brazil finished in the first position in the group stage, ahead of Denmark (won 4–0), Iraq (tied 0–0) and South Africa (tied 0–0), with the two latter games were a slumpy start for Brazil. In the second round, Brazil beat Colombia 2–0 and in the semi-final match, Brazil played a one-sided game against Honduras and won 6–0. In the final against Germany, on 20 August 2016 – the first match between the two teams in any FIFA-sanctioned tournament since the historic 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final – Brazil edged a 5–4 victory on penalties after a 1–1 draw. Neymar, captaining the side, scored the decisive penalty to win the tournament for the first time ever.

Honours

Competitive record

Fixtures and results

2019

September 5, 2019 FriendlyBrazil 2–0 ColombiaSão Paulo, Brazil
21:30 BRT Pedrinho Goal 15'
Matheus Cunha Goal 42'
Report Stadium: Pacaembu
Attendance: 2,165
Referee: Cristian Garay (Chile)
September 9, 2019 FriendlyBrazil 3–1 ChileSão Paulo, Brazil
20:00 BRT Matheus Cunha Goal 13'51'
Antony Goal 62'
Report Dávila Goal 36' Stadium: Pacaembu
Attendance: 5,059
Referee: Guillermo Guerrero (Ecuador)
October 10, 2019 FriendlyBrazil 4–1 VenezuelaRecife, Brazil
21:30 BRT Douglas Luiz Goal 23'
Antony Goal 50'53'
Pedro Goal 74'
Report Cásseres Goal 36' Stadium: Estádio dos Aflitos
Attendance: 6,391
Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)
October 14, 2019 FriendlyBrazil 2–3 JapanSão Lourenço da Mata, Brazil
16:00 BRT Matheus Cunha Goal 14' (pen.)
Pedro Goal 81' (pen.)
Report Tanaka Goal 27'51'
Nakayama Goal 67'
Stadium: Arena Pernambuco
Attendance: 7,911
Referee: Andres Matonte (Uruguay)
November 14, 2019 FriendlyBrazil 1–0 United StatesLas Palmas, Spain
17:30 WET Matheus Cunha Goal 15' Report Stadium: Estadio Gran Canaria
November 17, 2019 FriendlyBrazil 0–1 ArgentinaLas Palmas, Spain
19:45 WET Report Capaldo Goal 4' Stadium: Estadio Gran Canaria

2020

19 January 2020 (2020-01-19) 2020 Pre-Olympic TournamentBrazil 1–0 PeruArmenia, Colombia
20:30 COT (UTC−5) Paulinho Goal 43' Report Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Ángel Arteaga (Venezuela)
22 January 2020 (2020-01-22) 2020 Pre-Olympic TournamentBrazil 3–1 UruguayEstadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas, Pereira
20:30
Report
Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)
January 28, 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic TournamentBrazil 5–3 BoliviaArmenia, Colombia
20:30 COT
Report
  • Abrego Goal 20'71'
  • Reyes Goal 79'
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)
January 31, 2020 2020 Pre-Olympic TournamentBrazil 2–1 ParaguayArmenia, Colombia
20:30 COT
Report
  • R. Fernández Goal 61'
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Piero Maza (Chile)
3 February 2020 (2020-02-03) 2020 Pre-Olympic TournamentBrazil 1–1 ColombiaEstadio Alfonso López, Bucaramanga
20:30
Report
Referee: Ángel Arteaga (Venezuela)
6 February 2020 (2020-02-06) 2020 Pre-Olympic TournamentBrazil 1–1 UruguayEstadio Alfonso López, Bucaramanga
18:00 Report
Referee: Eber Aquino (Paraguay)
9 February 2020 (2020-02-09) 2020 Pre-Olympic TournamentArgentina 0–3 BrazilEstadio Alfonso López, Bucaramanga
20:30 Report
Referee: Alexis Herrera (Venezuela)

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were called up for two friendly matches in late-March 2020 against opponents to be determined.[20]
Caps and goals correct as of: 9 February 2020, after the match against Argentina.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Cleiton (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 (age 22) 4 0 Brazil Red Bull Bragantino
1GK Phelipe Megiolaro (1999-02-08) 8 February 1999 (age 21) 2 0 Brazil Grêmio
1GK Lucas Perri (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Brazil São Paulo

2DF Guga (1998-08-29) 29 August 1998 (age 21) 14 1 Brazil Atlético Mineiro
2DF Caio Henrique (1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 23) 9 0 Brazil Grêmio
2DF Lyanco (1997-02-01) 1 February 1997 (age 23) 9 0 Italy Torino
2DF Emerson (1999-01-14) 14 January 1999 (age 21) 8 0 Spain Betis
2DF Ibañez (1998-11-23) 23 November 1998 (age 21) 6 0 Italy Roma
2DF Luiz Felipe Ramos (1997-03-22) 22 March 1997 (age 23) 2 0 Italy Lazio
2DF Ayrton Lucas (1997-06-19) 19 June 1997 (age 23) 1 0 Russia Spartak Moscow
2DF Gabriel (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 22) 0 0 France Lille

3MF Pedrinho (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 22) 15 3 Brazil Corinthians
3MF Matheus Henrique (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 22) 14 1 Brazil Grêmio
3MF Wendel (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 22) 10 1 Portugal Sporting CP
3MF Douglas Luiz (1998-05-09) 9 May 1998 (age 22) 8 2 England Aston Villa
3MF Reinier (2002-01-19) 19 January 2002 (age 18) 6 1 Spain Real Madrid B
3MF Maycon (1997-07-15) 15 July 1997 (age 23) 3 0 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
3MF Lucas Paquetá (1997-08-27) 27 August 1997 (age 22) 0 0 Italy Milan

4FW Paulinho (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 20) 18 6 Germany Bayer Leverkusen
4FW Matheus Cunha (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 21) 16 14 Germany Hertha BSC
4FW Antony (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 (age 20) 14 6 Brazil São Paulo
4FW Gabriel Martinelli (2001-06-18) 18 June 2001 (age 19) 2 0 England Arsenal
4FW Vinícius Júnior (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Spain Real Madrid

Recent call-ups

Previous squads

Summer Olympics

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Since 1992, squads for Football at the Summer Olympics have been restricted to three players over the age of 23. The achievements of such teams are not usually included in the statistics of the international team.
  2. ^ "Games of the XV. Olympiad". RSSSF. October 25, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Games of the XVII. Olympiad". RSSSF. October 26, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  4. ^ "Games of the XVIII. Olympiad". RSSSF. November 3, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  5. ^ "Games of the XIX. Olympiad". RSSSF. November 3, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  6. ^ "XX. Olympiad Munich 1972 Football Tournament". RSSSF. November 13, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  7. ^ "Montreal 1976 – Fixtures and Results". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on August 17, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  8. ^ "Los Angeles 1984 – Fixtures and Results". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  9. ^ "Seoul 1988 – Fixtures and Results". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  10. ^ "XXIV. Olympiad Seoul 1988 Football Tournament". RSSSF. November 15, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  11. ^ "XXV. Olympiad Atlanta 1996 Mens Football Tournament". RSSSF. November 21, 1999. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  12. ^ "XXVII. Olympiad Sydney 2000 Mens Football Tournament". RSSSF. August 22, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  13. ^ "Seleção Brasileira (Brazilian National Team) 2002–2003". RSSSF. October 11, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  14. ^ "Seleção Brasileira Restritiva (Brazilian National Restrictive Team) 2000–2003". RSSSF. September 16, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  15. ^ "Resultados" (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  16. ^ "Brazil – Cameroon Score". Yahoo Eurosport. Archived from the original on August 21, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  17. ^ "Argentina goleia Brasil e defronta Nigéria na final" (in Portuguese). TSF. August 19, 2008. Archived from the original on July 23, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  18. ^ "Brazil downs Belgium for men's soccer bronze". CBC. August 22, 2008. Archived from the original on July 23, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2008.
  19. ^ Irvin, Duncan (August 11, 2012). "Mexico Wins Soccer Gold Medal, 2–1". New York Times. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  20. ^ "Com cinco novidades, Seleção divulga lista final de convocados para o Pré-Olímpico". Globo Esporte. December 27, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
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