New! champion Brazil: Brazil through to quarter-finals in Tokyo

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Everton striker Richarlison

Champion Brazil

Defending champion Brazil easily advanced to the men’s soccer quarter-finals, but 2016 silver medalist Germany was eliminated.

The Everton Richardson striker scored two goals in the closing minutes. Brazil defeated Saudi Arabia with 3-1 points and won first place in Group D. Ivory Coast came in second after tying Germany with 1-1 points.

Group B South Korea beat Honduras with 6-0 points to advance to the group stage.

New Zealand and Romania scored 0-0 points and ranked second with goal difference. When a header by Saudi defender Abdullah Al Amri ruled Matthews Cunha’s opener at Saitama Stadium,

Brazil looked set to fall into a frustrating draw.

However, Richard Lison, who performed a hat-trick in the champion Brazil group match against Germany, took the lead again with 14 minutes left, and the victory was secured by time.

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The German team needed to beat Ivory Coast to pass the ball. But in the second half Benjamin Henrichs tried to push the ball into his net while making a six-meter tackle in the penalty area and fell behind.

Eduard Loewen tied with a free kick 6 minutes later to equalize the score. But despite the pressure, the German team could not find a winner.

The host Japan defeated France by 40 points in Yokohama, becoming the only team to win three games in the group stage.

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goals from Sakai Hiroki, Kubo Takebo, Miyoshi Koki and Maeda Taishan sealed the victory. And finally faced the New Zealand team.

Mexico finished second and will face South Korea after a 30-match victory over South Africa. Who lost all three games in the group stage.

Egypt will face Brazil in the quarter-finals after beating Australia 2-0. Argentina, ranked second in Group C, can only play 1-1 against Spain, the group champion.

Argentine midfielder Thomas Belmonte scored a late draw that invalidated Mikel Merino’s first goal. But this was not enough to prevent Argentina from slipping to third place and retiring.

Spain finished with 5 points in three group matches and faced Côte d’Ivoire in the quarter-finals.
The four teams in Group B each advanced to the final round with 3 points, but South Korea became the first in the group.

Huang Yicheng’s hat-trick helped New Zealand beat Honduras by 6-0 points in the quarterfinals.

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