Brazil vs. Mexico: Complete Preview for Men's Olympic Gold Medal Match

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Brazil vs. Mexico: Complete Preview for Men's Olympic Gold Medal Match
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Wembley Stadium in north-west London becomes the Latin quarter of the capital on Saturday when Brazil take on Mexico in the Olympic men's football final.

Neither side—not even five-time World Cup winners Brazil—has won gold in this event before, so a new champion will be crowned in front of what could be close to a 90,000-capacity crowd at the national stadium.

Brazil are the clear favourites—for reasons I laid out in this article on Thursday—but a first football gold medal for Mexico is not beyond the realms of possibility.

Here is a look at each team's first XI, key player and route to the final.

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