Olympics-Soccer-Alves and Brazil have sights set on more gold

Olympics-Soccer-Alves and Brazil have sights set on more gold

6/8/2021 9:24:00 AM

Olympics-Soccer-Alves and Brazil have sights set on more gold

TOKYO : For a 38-year-old coming to the end of his career, the appeal of playing in empty stadiums in Japan's summer heat as an over-aged player in an Under-23 tournament is not an obvious one.But those puzzled at why Dani Alves, who has had a career filled with trophies and titles, would want to feature

TOKYO : For a 38-year-old coming to the end of his career, the appeal of playing in empty stadiums in Japan's summer heat as an over-aged player in an Under-23 tournament is not an obvious one.But those puzzled at why Dani Alves, who has had a career filled with trophies and titles, would want to feature in the eternally unappreciated Olympic football tournament will have found their answer in his performances during these Games.

Alves's leadership of the young Brazil team has been evident in every game, including in the semi-final shootout win over Mexico where he strode up to take the first penalty kick.On Saturday, the former Barcelona defender will find himself 90 minutes away from becoming captain of a gold medal winning team when his side face Spain in the final in Yokohama.

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