Olympics 2012 Football Final - Mexico v Brazil

Tournament favourites Brazil take on Mexico at Wembley in the Final of the Olympic Men's Football Tournament this afternoon

Venue: Wembley Stadium K/o: 3pm Tournament favourites Brazil take on Mexico at Wembley in the Final of the Olympic Men's Football Tournament this afternoon, with both teams looking to win their first ever Gold in this competition. Mexico were impressive in their 3-1 win over Japan in the semi-finals, whilst Brazil easily dispatched of South Korea. It is Brazil who are expected to win however, boasting an impressive team consisting of the talents of Neymar, Hulk, Pato and Lucas Moura - who has apparently snubbed Manchester United's overtures to join Paris Saint Germain. Mexico will be without instrumental Giovani dos Santos, after he sustained a muscle injury during his teams' semi-final victory. The Tottenham man has scored three times and provided three assists in this competition, and will be hugely missed against the Brazilians. They are not to be underestimated, however. In the span of one year, Mexico have finished top-three in three major youth tournaments while simultaneously winning their continental championship. Brazil's Oscar will be looking to give Chelsea fans a taster of what he is capable of - having to sit out his sides match in the Community Shield against Premier League Champions Manchester City tomorrow. And there may be one more player looking to impress Chelsea - Hulk, so often linked with the blues, has as of yet failed to reveal where he will be playing his football next season. With Porto desperate to keep hold of their man, an impressive performance this afternoon may tempt Roman Abramovic to open that famous cheque book once more.
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Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.