On the 21st, Brazil’s women’s team begins the search for gold dreaming unprecedented Tokyo Olympic Games. Since participating in all editions of the Olympics women’s soccer In the Olympic program, the team collects great moments at the Games, including the achievements of two silver medals. While the contention for the gold medal in Japan does not begin, Planeta Ftebol Müller recalls five notable games:
1 – Premier
Norway 2X2 Brazil – 1996 Olympic Games
There is nothing better than to begin to recall the first participation of the team in the Olympic Games, at the beginning of the women’s category in sports in Atlanta-1996. The first match was against Norway, at the RFK Stadium in Washington, for over 45,000 people, and ended in a 2–2 draw. Pritinha scored two goals for Brazil, becoming one of the top scorers. Competition, with four goals.
Led by Ze Duarte, the Brazilian team, with names such as Sissi, Roselli, Murcia Tafarel, Meg and Formiga, progressed through the group stage, but was overtaken 3–2 by China in the semi-finals and ended the partnership in fourth place. , when they lost 2–0 to the same Norway in contention of bronze.
2 – First Olympic medal
United States 2X1 Brazil – 2004 Olympic Games: Brazil would win the first Olympic medal in Athens 2004, after losing the bronze in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. With a stellar performance, the team reached the final against the North Americans, but lost 2–1 to the Brazilians and won the silver medal. The United States came forward with a tarpley in the first leg, but tied with Pritinha in the 27th minute of the second half. The match went into overtime, with a header, followed by a corner kick, by AB Wambach to seal the US gold medal in the final leg of the supplemental phase of overtime.
Despite winning the first Olympic medal, the Brazilians were disappointed, led by Renu Simoes, who excelled during the game, including a controversial penalty not scored by the referee. Among the silver-winning team names, Tania Maranho, Daniela Alves, Formiga, Marta, Rossana and Cristian are among the top scorers in the Olympic edition with five goals.
3 – Fall in Germany
Brazil 4X1 Germany – 2008 Olympic Games: At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Brazil reached the semi-finals to face the great agony of the 2007 World Cup: Germany, having defeated the Brazilian team in the final. However, in Beijing, the story was different. In a performance that was bordering on perfection, the world champions beat Brazil 4–1 and a guaranteed place in the Olympic final. The German also came forward with star Prinz, but Brazil drew with Formiga and scored two goals by Cristian and one by Marta, who had performed brilliantly.
However, as in 2004, Brazil faced the North Americans in the final of the Olympic Games and were again awarded the silver medal, being relegated 1–0 in overtime with a goal by Lloyd.
4 – Kristian Records and Drops in Sweden
Brazil 5 X 1 Sweden – 2016 Olympic Games: One of the most memorable moments of Rio-2016 was the milestone achieved by striker Kristian. Still in the group stage, the Brazilian team played in Enzenho, beating Sweden 5–1. To the enthusiasm of the fans, the Brazilians put on a fine performance and dominated the Swedes and scored twice, from Marta and Bea Zanerato, and from Cristian. With this goal, Chris made history by becoming the highest scorer in the history of Olympic football with 14 goals.
5 – Barbara and Brazil shine at the Semi DA Rio-2016
Brazil 0 (7) X (6) 0 Australia
Brazil won the classification for the semi-finals of the Olympics in a thrilling penalty shootout against Australia. During normal time and overtime, the Brazilian applied pressure, but the Australians managed to decide on a penalty. To reach the semi-finals, Brazil performed brilliantly from goalkeeper Barbara, who made two graceful saves from penalty kicks to give Australia a 7-6 win over Brazil in penalties. The electrification classification in the penalty shootout celebrated the more than 52,000 people present in Mineirao.