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Paris 2024 Olympics: Brazil Miss The Bus As Argentina Qualify - In Pics

Brazil will not defend its Olympic men’s football title in London after losing 1-0 to its regional rival Argentina on Sunday. In the decisive South American Olympic qualifier, Luciano Gondou scored the winner for the Argentina under-23 team coached by Javier Mascherano. He headed a cross from Valentin Barco past goalkeeper Mycael in the 78th minute at the Brigido Iriarte Stadium in Caracas. Brazil won gold at men’s football in the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympics. Argentina, who won gold in 2004 and 2008, finished the final qualifying event with five points.

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Argentina's players celebrate their 1-0 victory over Brazil at the end of South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Brazil's Geovane (21) and goalkeeper Matheus Donelli (12) walk off the field after their 0-1 lost against Argentina in the last soccer match of the South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Brazil's Bruno Gomes, left, and Argentina's Claudio Echeverri fight for the ball during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Brazil's John Kennedy, bottom, falls challenged by Argentina's Nicolas Valentini during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Argentina's Luciano Gondou celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal against Brazil during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela. Argentina won 1-0 and qualified to the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.

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Brazil's Gabriel Pec reacts after missing a chance to score a goal against Argentina during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Brazil's Arthur Chaves, left, and Argentina's Valentin Barco battle for the ball during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Argentina's Luciano Gondou, left, and Brazil's Arthur Chaves fight for the ball during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Argentina's Valentin Barco, front, falls challenged by Brazil's Andrey Santos during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Brazil's Alexsandre, left, and Argentina's Ignacio Fernández battle for the ball during South America's under-23 pre-Olympic tournament soccer match at Brigido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Venezuela.

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