This Thursday (1), the Brazilian men’s and women’s handball teams met opponents in the group stage of the respective tournament at the Tokyo Olympics (Japan). The matches will be held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in the Japanese capital, from 24 July to 8 August.
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Among women, Brazil fell in Group B and will face rivals such as France (World Champion), Spain (World Vice President for two years) and Russia, the current Olympic champions in 2017, under the neutral flag and the name Olympic Committee Russian Will compete Sweden and Hungary are also part of the key. The Brazilians earned a place in Tokyo due to the sixth gold medal at the Pan American Games in 2019 in Lima (Peru).
The men’s team, which qualified for second place in Montenegro’s pre-Olympics, will compete again against the defending European champions in Group A Spain and Brazil, Brazil’s opponents in this year’s World Cup in Egypt. By the way, as well as France, the hangman at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. Norway completes the group.
The best Olympic campaign of both teams was achieved in Rio 2016. The men’s team fell to the quarter-finals for the French and finished the competition in seventh. In 2013 the women’s team, the world champions, was eliminated in a single stage by the Netherlands, ending the feud in the fifth, ahead of the achievement in London (United Kingdom) four years earlier.