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Host nation Brazil — the most successful country in soccer history — finally claimed its first-ever Olympic gold medal in the sport after beating Germany 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s men’s final at the Rio Games.

Facing the country that humiliated it 7-1 on home soil in the semifinals of the World Cup two years ago, Brazil took a 26th-minute lead through star player Neymar from a spectacular free kick that sent a packed Maracana Stadium crowd into frenzied celebrations.

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