10-Man South Africa Hold Neymar-Led Brazil

10-Man South Africa Hold Neymar-Led Brazil

Hosts Brazil were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man South Africa in Group A’s second game in the men’s football event of the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brasilia on Thursday.

Despite parading the likes of Neymar, Marquinhos, Gabriel Jesus, Rafinha and Felipe Anderson, Brazil still could not break the deadlock.

In the second half, South Africa’s Mothobi Mvala was sent off after fouling Zeka but still Brazil could not overcome the resolute South African side.

Brazil’s next game comes up against Iraq on Sunday also in Brasilia.

Also on Sunday in Brasilia, Denmark will do battle against South Africa.

Meanwhile the group’s other game between Denmark and Iraq ended 0-0.