Mano Menezes’ side face Mexico at Wembley on Saturday after goals from Romulo and tournament top scorer Leandro Damiao eased the Selecao past South Korea.
Now, the 22 year old full back is hoping that his country can claim top spot for the first time having won silver medals in 1984 and 1988.
LONDON (Reuters) – Tunisia’s Oussama Mellouli won the gold medal in the men’s swimming marathon at the London Olympics on Friday to become the first swimmer to get medals in the pool and open water.
This is an important tournament for us, we have secured a medal, now we need to work hard to beat Mexico.
“Brazil have won a staggering five World Cups and eight Copa America titles, all of which are on show in Rio de Janiero’s national team headquarters, but, remarkably, Olympic gold has continued to elude them.The South Americans suffered a 2 0 defeat to France in 1984 and before falling 2 1 in extra time against the Soviet Union four years later.With the 2014 World Cup coming to the planet’s most successful footballing nation, Rafael is keen to establish himself in Menezes’ plans.”.
Maybe the Brazil coach will think about us for the 2014 World Cup,” he considered.”.
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