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Spain and Brazil Short Favorites to Win Men’s Olympic Soccer Gold [Video]

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Germany's Florian Mueller warms-up during a training session for the 2020 Summer Olympics at Hodogaya Park Soccer Field, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The competition kicks off the group stage in Japan on Thursday with Spain vs Egypt at 6:30 am ET
  • Spanish squad includes several stars of Euro 2020 while Brazilian holders are led by veteran Alves
  • See all odds, best bets and preview of the Olympic Men’s Soccer Tournament below

Spain won its only Olympic men’s soccer gold medal on home soil in Barcelona back in 1992.

Now it is the slight favorite ahead of current reigning champions Brazil to land the title in the forthcoming Games in Japan. The tournament starts on Thursday.

The leading contenders, meanwhile, also include France, Germany and Argentina.

Olympic Men’s Soccer Odds

Odds taken on July 20 at DraftKings

Four initial groups of four teams will meet each other once.

Then, subsequently, the top two finishers in each …

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