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Mexico vs. Brazil in the men's soccer Olympic 2012 final takes place on Saturday live from London. The football match will be an epic battle as the two footballing crazy nations look to claim the gold medal. Kick off is at 10 a.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Brazil will be the favorites for the final, just as they have been for the gold medal since the start of the tournament. Their side consists of some truly flair players, and if they are on their game today it is hard to see how Mexico can win this game.
However, Brazil has not always looked the world beaters throughout this Olympic 2012 tournament, and a number of times they have struggled against well-organized opposition. Honduras, Egypt, and even Belarus have caused Brazil problems on their way to the final, and it is this lack of consistency that will give Mexican fans the hope that they can spring up a big surprise and steal the gold medal away from their Latin American neighbors.
But if the big match Brazil team shows up then they will be a formidable force; as South Korea found out in the semi finals. Some had thought an inconsistent Brazil would be vulnerable to Korea's efficient unit, but the Koreans were mercilessly swept aside 3-0, with some claiming Brazil were peaking at the perfect time to see their gold medal dreams come to fruition.
Mexico is not a side to be taken lightly however, and they have shown that they are a side to be reckoned with at London 2012 as well. They have put on some impressive displays and especially in the semi finals against Japan they came through in emphatic style to win a game that many had touted them to lose.
Coming into that semi final Japan had not conceded a goal in the entire Olympic tournament to date, and when they scored the early goal after just 12 minutes many believed they would shut up shop and park the bus in front of the goal. Skeptics did not believe this Mexican side would be able to do what no other team had been able to do so far in the tournament. But Mexico did score, not once but three times, to win a thriller 3-1 and book their place in the final against Brazil.
Mexico vs. Brazil in the men's soccer Olympic 2012 final kicks off at 10 a.m. ET, and all the football action can be watched online through live stream by clicking HERE.
A Live Blog of the match can also be viewed by clicking here.