LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When Brazil vs Mexico 2012 (en vivo 15:00) battle in the Olympics Mens’ soccer finals Saturday, more than just an Olympic gold medal will be at stake. The Brazil vs Mexico futbol game will also make history, for both countries. While both nations have produced some of the most memorable soccer talents of a generation, Mexico has never earned any medal in Men’s soccer at the Olympics. Mexico, moreover, hasn’t advanced beyond the quarterfinals since 1996.
But when Brazil vs Mexico 2012 kicks off, Brazil will hope to change history for itself, as well. Brazil has never won an Olympic Gold medal. Could this be the winning year for the Brazilians, or could the talented Mexicans capture the gold?
The soccer match this Saturday August 11, 2012 will bring together two winners of Group action and two shooting powerhouses. Mexico and Brazil have proven in these Olympics that to advance you have to deliver multiple goals, per game.
Today was no exception. Mexico vs Japan 2012 delivered scoring and suspense unlike any knockout match this tournament. In the second half, the game seemed unpredictable with the teams tied at a 1-1 score. That changed after a missed opportunity by the Japanese.
During a shot attempt at the sixty-minute mark, Mexico was blocked by Japan. But in tossing out the ball, the Japanese left the ball in the backfield. Immediately, a steal and pass landed the ball at the feet of Mexican sensation Oribe Peralta. And with that, Peralta delivered the game winning goal for Mexico.
The match, however, was far from over. After the ninety minute mark, three minutes were added to the clock. A drop in defense in the final seconds allowed Javier Cortés to permeate the Japanese defense. Cortes, who had just come onto the field, scored a third goal for Mexico with just seconds left on the clock.
Today, Brazil handled itself differently. Early on, Brazil’s Romulo and Leandro Damiao put the team up 0-2. Rômulo scored at the thirty-eight minute mark; Damião scored thereafter at fifty-seven minutes.
But Damião wasn’t done there. At the sixty-four minute mark, Damião scored again. For the Mexicans to win this Saturday, they will have to stop Damião. Since the quarterfinals, Damião has scored four times in two matches. Brazil vs Mexico kicks off from Wembley Stadium this Saturday August 11, 2012.
Mexico, Olympics, Soccer