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Sandro so close to Olympic dream

Sandro is one win away from making Olympic history with Brazil - and the gold medal he targeted a month ago.

The midfielder told us in July that he was determined to win the Olympic football tournament and be a member of the first Brazilian squad to do so.

Mexico now stand in their way of achieving that feat – unfortunately minus Sandro’s injured Spurs team-mate Giovani – as the pair meet in the gold medal match at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

“It will be great for me, this game,” Sandro told us after visiting Wembley with the Brazilian squad on Friday.

“It’s very close now and I’m so excited about it.

“As I said before, I want to make history for Brazil and win the Olympics for the first time.

“To play at Wembley is also so special. I was there with the Brazil squad earlier today (Friday) and it's a fantastic stadium. I can't wait for the final."

Mexico confirmed on their official website yesterday that Gio would miss out with a thigh injury he sustained in the semi-final win against Japan.