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Richarlison Called FIFA President Gianni Infantino 'Baldie' During Gold Medal Presentation


Richarlison Called FIFA President Gianni Infantino 'Baldie' During Gold Medal Presentation

Richarlison celebrated winning Olympic gold with Brazil on Saturday by calling FIFA president Gianni Infantino 'baldie' during the medal ceremony in Japan.


Brazil were only missing Olympic gold in their list of achievements until the games were held in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, when Neymar led them to a gold medal.

On Saturday, the five times World Cup winners went back-to-back as they beat Spain in extra time in Tokyo, thanks to Malcom's goal.


FIFA chief Infantino was in Japan to award the gold and silver medals to the finalists and Everton forward Richarlison had some words for the 51-year-old.

As the forward was presented his medal he said, "Hey, baldie, next year [we are winning it] in Qatar," referencing next year's World Cup.


Richarlison will have certainly been relieved that Brazil managed to win the game, and the gold medals, after missing a penalty early in the game.

The former Watford player missed a spot kick with the game tied at 0-0 after just 38 minutes but the Selecao still went into half time ahead.

Cunha scored the opener just as the first half was coming to an end, slotting home from inside the area after bustling past the Spanish defence.

Mikel Oyarzabal made it 1-1 just past the hour mark when he equalised with a fantastic sliding volley at the far post following a great cross.


The game looked like it was heading towards penalties when Malcom scored the winner in the 108th minute. The winger ran onto a ball, as Brazil hit their opponents on the counter, and slotted home to win the gold.

Despite missing the penalty in the final, Richarlison can still feel pretty good about his work this summer, having finished the Olympics as the top scorer with five goals.


Everyone in Brazil will be hoping the 24-year-old was right about picking up another medal from Infantino in a year's time.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Football, Richarlison, Everton, Brazil

Ryan Sidle
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