Brazil's quest to defend its Olympic gold medal will best tested once more when they take on Egypt in their quarter-final fixture of the ongoing men's football tournament at the ongoing games. The Selecao had an unbeaten start to the competition so far, winning two and drawing one of the three matches they have featured in ahead of Saturday's clash. They began their quest with an emphatic 4-2 win over Germany before drawing 0-0 with Ivory Coast. The final group stage encounter saw them put Saudi Arabia to the sword, defeating the Asian side by three goals to one to secure their spot in the quarter-final.
Having the tournament's top-goalscorer in Richarlison should give Brazil an added motivation going into the knockout phase, With his five goals from just three appearances, the Everton striker has at least two goals more than his closest rivals in the race for the goal king. His involvement will now be of prime significance going into a game against an experienced Egyptian outfit.
The Pharaohs have had to stage a strong battle to make a claim for a spot in the quarter-finals after finding themselves in a very tough group. The Africans drew 0-0 with Spain in their first game before losing 1-0 to Argentina in the subsequent encounter. The last game finished 2-0 in favor of the Egypt in the clash with Australia, ensuring them a place among the last eight.
Considering the fact that Neymar and Co. overcame Egypt in a close 3-2 win the last time Brazil and the Pharaohs met, they will be poised to avenge the defeat with the stakes way higher this time.
Douglas Luiz is set to join the Brazil squad after serving his one-match ban following the red card he received against Ivory Coast last week. The Selecao should have a fully fit squad for the game and so should the Egyptians.
Predicted starting XI
Brazil: Santos; Alves, Nino, Carlos, Arana; Luiz, Guimaraes; Antony, Cunha, Claudinho; Richarlison
Egypt: El Shenawy; Galal, Hegazi, Hamdy; El Eraki, Mohamed, Tawfik, Sobhi, El Fotouh; Mohsen, Rayyan.
Brazil U23 vs Egypt U23 Broadcast Information
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002 (Saitama)
Brazil: Canais Globo, NOW NET e Claro, SporTV
Canada: Amazon Prime Canada, cbcsports.ca, CBC Sports App
Egypt: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Showmax
France: Eurosport Player France
Germany: EuroSport 2, Eurosport Player
India: Sony LIV, JioTV
Malaysia: Astro Special Event Sports 03
Netherlands: Eurosport Player Netherlands
Portugal: Eurosport Player Portugal
Spain: Eurosport Player Spain
Turkey: Eurosport Player Turkey
United Kingdom: discovery+, EuroSport Player UK
United States: NBC Sports App, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV, UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo