SAO PAULO – Brazilian star Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ congratulated his country’s Olympic men’s soccer team this Saturday, after defeating Spain and winning the gold medal in the final of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
“It is wonderful to see the ‘amarelinha’ in the highest place on the podium. It was a great match,” wrote the triple world champion (1958, 1962 and 1970) in a message posted on his social networks.
“It is very good to see Brazilian football receiving the gold medal for the second time. Congratulations to all!”, Added the former Santos striker and Cosmos, considered by many the best footballer in history.
The Brazilian men’s soccer team won the second Olympic gold in its history this Saturday by beating Spain 2-1, thanks to the goals of Matheus Cunha in the first half discount and Malcom, who decided the match in extra time .
In this way, Canarinha revalidated the title of Olympic champion that they won as host at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, when they defeated the German team in the penalty shoot-out.