Olympic hosts Brazil kick-off their campaign against South Africa on Wednesday at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia.
Barcelona star Neymar is the lead attraction as their head coach for the tournament Rogerio Micale looks to get his reign off to the ideal start, but the first half proves differently. South Africa not only played well, they have two of the best attempts on target. Brazil were not the better side too.
South African defender, Mvala, picked a second bookable offence in 60th minutes for a mistimed challenge and the defender receives his marching orders. A devastating blow for the South Africans when they were looking so comfortable as well. The South Africa held up a lackluster Brazilian side for 90 minutes after that. A frustrated Neymar didn’t make the difference as the match which went 5 minutes after normal time ended in a goalless draw to the disappointment of the Brazilian fan.