Brazil to play Mexico for Olympic gold in soccer

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LONDON (AP) -- Brazil hasn't been this close to the gold medal in men's soccer since Romario was a promising young star in the late 1980s.

Many great players have tried and failed after him, including Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.

Now it will be up to Neymar, the future of Brazilian soccer, to end decades of frustration and give the nation its first Olympic gold, the only trophy missing for the five-time World Cup champions.

Brazil is the favorite in Saturday's final at Wembley Stadium against Mexico, a team which will also be looking for its first Olympic gold.