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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A day after the women’s football (soccer) clubs kicked off the 2016 Rio Olympics, the football competition continued on Thursday, August 4th, with the men taking the pitch to begin their quest for Olympic gold. For host team Brazil, seeking the one championship that has always eluded them, it was a disappointing start.

Despite the home-team fans, a trio of celebrated players, and a man advantage for most of the second half, the Brazil could still do no better than a scoreless draw against South Africa.

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