The Confederação Brasileira de Futebol named the 18-member women’s squad that will be looking to rectify their fourth-place finish at the Rio 2016 Games.
Marta is considered one of the world’s top football players, while Formiga will be looking to bow out of the Olympics with an elusive gold medal. Formiga will be going to her seventh Olympic Games, boasting silver medals from Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
The 43-year-old Formiga made her debut at Atlanta 1996 and has played in every single women’s tournament ever held at the Games. Brazil’s home Olympics in 2016 ended in tears after they lost to Canada 2-1 in the bronze-medal match.
Seven members of the squad – goalkeeper Letícia, defender Jucinara, midfielders Julia Bianchi, Adriana, Duda, and forwards Geyse and Ludmila – will be making their Olympic debuts in Japan.
Brazil's full squad for the Tokyo 2020 football tournament:
Schedule for Group F at Tokyo 2020
21 July 2021
China vs Brazil
Zambia vs Netherlands
24 July 2021
China vs Zambia
Netherlands vs Brazil
Brazil vs Zambia
Netherlands vs China