Egypt beat Australia to reach Brazil’s quarter-finals in Olympic football

a brazilian men’s football team face Egypt in the quarter finals of Tokyo Olympic Games-2020. With the end of the group stage of the tournament this Wednesday, clashes were defined. The Africans beat Australia 2-0 at Miyagi, finished second in Group C and got in the way of a team led by coach Andre Jardin in Saitama this Saturday at 7 a.m. (from Brasilia).

Egypt’s qualification was surprising in that it also eliminated Argentina, one of the favorites for Olympic gold, in a 1–1 draw with Spain in the other fixture in the group. With four points, the African team ended in a draw with the South American, but remained ahead due to a goal difference: 1 against 1. And last Sunday, Argentina beat the Egyptians 1-0.

With a tie against Argentina, Spain added five points on the leaderboard to finish first in the group, and begin the quarter-finals against Cte d’Ivoire, who is second in Brazil’s bracket, this Saturday at 5 pm. time.

Other sports – neither Spain, Argentina, Germany or Brazil. The team that finished the group stage with 100% success was Japan. The hosts, the leaders of Group A, beat France 4-0 in Yokohama this Wednesday and eliminated the Europeans.

In the first half, Japanese goals were scored by midfielder Takefusa Kubo in the 26th minute and right-back Hiroki Sakai in the 33rd minute. 24th minute forward Daizen Maeda closed the account in extra.

Japan’s rivals in the quarter-finals will be New Zealand, who pulled off a goalless draw with Romania and finished second in Group B. The match is scheduled for this Saturday at 6 am in Kashima.

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In the end, South Korea finished first in Group B after beating Honduras 6–0 and finished second in Group B after beating South Africa 3–0 in Yokohama.

About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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