Hosts Brazil are set for a shocking and embarrassing exit from the football event of the Olympic Games after they were held again, this ...
Hosts Brazil are set for a shocking and embarrassing exit from the football event of the Olympic Games after they were held again, this time by Iraq.
The Brazilians were held to a 0-0 draw by the Iraqis, just like they were against South Africa in their first game.
Star player Neymar and co were frustrated as they could not break down the defence of the determined Iraqis in a performance which was met by more boos from the home fans.
The hosts now have just two points from a possible six from their opening games and must now win their final group game to stand a chance of progressing to the quarterfinals.
Neymar was the star turn in a Brazil side which also featured Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos among a host of big names.
There were scenes of jubilation from the Iraq players as the full-time whistle sounded as fans in the stadium made their feelings heard.
Brazil will face Denmark in their final group fixture on Thursday morning.