Brazil’s hope of winning an Olympic gold medal on home soil may not see the light of day, if they fail to win their last group match against Denmark.
So far, Brazil have played two matches in the group stage with South Africa and Iraq, with both matches ending in a barren draw and they go to their last group match against Denmark seeking nothing else but victory.
A draw against Denmark may end their hope of progressing to the next stage, as they would now totally depend on the outcome of the other match between South Africa and Iraq, while a loss means they are technically out of the tournament.
The burden of the team now rests on Neymar, who is expected to break the jinx and score at least a goal to enable them progress to the next stage.
Brazil came as favourite in their first two group matches against South Africa and Iraq respectively, but have failed to score a single goal in 180 minutes of play, making it a bit difficult for them to be seen as favourites against Denmark who are currently on top of the group, and need just a draw to finish as group leaders.