Brazilian women's squad announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Football Tournament

Brazilian football legends Marta and Formiga are among the high-profile selections in the team going to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

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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:

Goalkeepers:

Barbarian

Letícia Izidoro

Defenders:

Bruna Benites

Poliana

Jucinara

Tamires

Rafaelle

Erika 

Midfielders:

Julia 

Dudley

Adriana

Formiga 

Andressinha

Marta

Debinha

Attackers:

Ludmila

Beatrice

Geysis

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

27 July

Brazil vs Zambia

Netherlands vs China

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