Brazil have chance to avenge 7-1 German humiliation in Olympic final
The Brazilian’s had their home World Cup ruined by Germans, now for their Olympics
Germany’s players celebrate their win over Nigeria. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
Germany will face Brazil for the Olympic football gold medal after the World Champions defeated Nigeria 2-0.
The match offers the chance for Brazil to claim some revenge for the 7-1 humiliation they suffered at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-finals two years ago. These Olympics, like that World Cup, are hosted by the Brazilians and they’ll be expecting a far better outcome this time around with Neymar among their ranks. Against a young German selection, minus any of their own household names.