You may be sad when Euro 2020 ended, but heads up, because football is only around. Argentina, Spain, Brazil, France will be competing for gold medal in Tokyo Olympics.
Before the new season starts in August, this is the only chance to witness top level football for the rest of July.
What’s more? You will have these 5 players to watch in the Olympics, the top 5 footballers who will make the competition worth watching.
Only an injury had destroyed Alves’ dream of protecting Brazil’s Copa America trophy. And he must have been gutted to witness the national team beaten in the final against Argentina, just weeks ago.
But the famous right-back was called up to the Olympic team of Brazil, with the likes of Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli.
Neymar won it for Selecao last time, after a thrilling shoot-out against Germany Olympic team, will Alves able to achieve it this time for Brazil?
Similar case to Dani Alves is Gignac, of French Olympic team.
Actually, the 35-year-old striker was a surprise call-up for the team competing in Tokyo this summer. Gignac has no featured for France since 2016, he was not in Didier Deschamps’ plan of Euro 2020.
But at his age, Gignac was still Tigre’s top scorer in all competition. His experience can always help the young French team to fight for gold in Olympic this time.
After being named Euro 2020 Young Player of the Tournament and following a brilliant season with Barcelona, Pedri joined a strong Spain team which are regarded as one of the favourites to win the gold medal.
Barcelona is the one to worry right now, since Pedri has been playing more than 50 games since the start of last season (September, 2020).
The Catalan club even tried to block the Olympic team to call Pedri up. But the federation insisted that this is a mandatory duty for the young footballer.
After what he had shown in Euro 2020, which won him Young Player of the Tournament, all eyes are now on Pedri. With the likes of other famous teammates: Unai Simon, Pau Torres, Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos and Dani Olmo, Spain’s olympic team is a heavy contestant to beat.
Kubo will look no further than this chance to prove to Real Madrid what he’s worth.
One of the very rare players to play in top league of Europe, the twenty years old midfielder has always in the list of Best Young Players of the Year, voted by GOAL.
Japan Olympic team may not be the strongest of the competition, but playing on their soil will bring them extra determination of bring Gold.
Diego Lainez might have been struggling to fit himself in Real Beti’s starting XI, but with his country, he is the biggest star right now.
The 21-year-old striker shined in famous Toulon Tournament back in 2018. Back then, he won the Golden Ball, included in the tournament’s best XI. No doubts, Lainez is Mexico’ talisman and no.10 in Tokyo Olympic.