Rio 2016 is arguably a historical year for Brazilians, after defeating Germany to win her first ever gold medal in football as far as the Olympics is concerned. Brazil beat Germany 5-4 on penalties after 120 minutes of play.
The win makes Brazil the second nation after France to have won the three fifa’s most recognized football tournament for men, which are the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA Olympic football for men.
In fact, it also afforded the team the opportunity to put a smile on the faces of their home crowd, who wept two years ago after Germany demolished their team during the 2014 semifinal World Cup by 7-1.
The Olympic gold medal won by Brazil at Rio is the first gold medal won by Brazil in football for men, and it will be celebrated by Brazilians for a long time, and it also makes Brazil the first nation to win an Olympic gold medal at home.
For Brazil, winning the Olympic gold in men football is worth more than winning 20 Olympic gold medals in other Sports, a believe which they had in mind and have eventually achieved.