Best of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: Soccer (29 images)

Brazil avenged for their 7-1 semifinal defeat at the 2014 World Cup against Germany as the beat the Germans 5-4 on penalties to claim gold and send the country into ecstasy. For the first time in Olympic history, the German women's soccer team came out on top, beating Sweden 2-1 and claiming gold.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2016 at 9:55 PM
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Brazil's midfielder Neymar turns to the crowd after the team defeated Germany in an overtime shoot-out in the Men's Gold Medal soccer match at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Brazil defeated Germany in 5-4 in overtime penalty kicks. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Brazil players celebrate after a save by their goaltender during an overtime shoot-out against Germany in the Men's Gold Medal soccer match at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Brazil defeated Germany in 5-4 in overtime penalty kicks. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Members of the Brazilian soccer team bite their gold medals after defeating Germany 5-4 in overtime penalty kicks in the Men's Gold Medal soccer match at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Germany goaltender Timo Horn sits on the turf after giving up the game winning goal of an overtime shoot-out in the Men's Gold Medal soccer match at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Brazil defeated Germany in 5-4 in overtime penalty kicks. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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German players react after losing to Brazil in an overtime shoot-out in the Men's Gold Medal soccer match at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Brazil defeated Germany in 5-4 in overtime penalty kicks. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Members of team Brazil leap into the crowd after they defeated Germany in an overtime shoot-out in the Men's Gold Medal soccer match at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Brazil defeated Germany in 5-4 in overtime penalty kicks. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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Brazil celebrate a goal by forward Neymar in the first half of the Men's Gold Medal soccer match against Germany at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
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