Neymar celebrates after scoring for Brazil
Brazil has waited a long time for an Olympic gold in men's football, and the team enters the London Games confident that the wait is finally about to end.
Brazil will make its debut in the Olympic tournament on Thursday against Egypt at the Millennium Stadium, hoping a good start will lead to success in the only significant competition it has never won, reports The Associated Press.
Brazil is playing with a nearly full-strength squad and coach, Mano Menezes and his players know there are high expectations for victory.
Menezes says he thinks this time Brazil is "better prepared" and in good position to fight for the elusive gold medal.