On the other hand, Argentina, led by its coach, former international midfielder Javier Mascherano, succeeded in qualifying for the finals thanks to a goal by Luciano Gondo, as it sought the third title in its history after 2004 and 2008.

Paraguay clinched the second South American ticket to the Olympics, by defeating Venezuela 2-0, knowing that the first only needed a draw, while the second had to win.

Paraguay, which won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, ranked first in the group with 7 points, two points ahead of Argentina and 4 points ahead of third-placed Brazil, while Venezuela bottomed the standings with just one point.

The failure of the Brazilian team, which includes promising striker Endrek (17 years old), is considered a great disappointment, knowing that it only needed a draw to ensure its presence in the Olympic tournament.

But it is Argentina that will have the opportunity to revive the beautiful memories of the gold medals of 2004 with striker Carlos Tevez and coach Marcelo Bielsa, and 2008 with the legend Lionel Messi.

The teams of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Venezuela reached the final stage of the South American qualifiers for the Olympics, which is a group of 4 teams, each of which plays its opponent once, and the two winners qualify for the Paris Olympics.