Brazil receive heavy criticism following goalless draw with Iraq at Olympics

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Brazil must hate playing football in their own country.

Their World Cup back in 2014 was one to forget as they were eliminated by Germany after a 7-1 mauling, and their home Olympics isn't going to plan either.

Two games. Two points. No goals. Against South Africa and Iraq.


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Given the star names representing them this summer, Brazil were heavily tipped to win gold, but they could face crashing out in the group stages following two poor performances.

Brazil have the likes of Neymar, Felipe Anderson, and Gabriel Jesus all on show this summer, but so far, none of them have been able to deliver.

A frustrating 0-0 draw against South Africa in the group opener, and now a goalless draw against minnows Iraq.

It wasn't for the want of trying for Brazil, however. In the 90 minutes, Neymar and co. had 20 shots at goal, but unfortunately for them, only six were on target and none went in the back of the net.

After the game, the head coach Rogerio Micale was quick to apologise to the fans for another below-par performance.

"We need to apologise to the fans, to the people," said Micale.

"As the time passes and we can't score, the anxiety increases, and in this situation it's easier to make mistakes."

As expected, Twitter was quick to have a field day at Brazil's expense as their star-studded names couldn't break down a resilient Iraq.

Brazil will now face Denmark in the last group stage game, knowing that they will need a positive result in order to advance to the knockout stages.

Denmark have so far picked up four points from their two games, two points more than their next opponents.

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