The Olympics aren’t traditionally the time for football fans to keep a close eye on the men’s competition given the rigors that players go through during the club season, but this year’s tournament features several very exciting prospects for the future.
Spain and Brazil are two of the tournament favorites heading into the competition, while France and Mexico boast talented squads of their own.
All eyes will be on the Spanish and Brazilian players though, with a number of stars competing at Europe’s biggest clubs, including Pedri, Richarlison and Marco Asensio.
Brazil enter the 2020 Olympics as the tournament’s defending champion, while Spain hopes to hoist its first trophy in the competition since 1992 when they won on home soil.
Below, ONE37pm takes a look at the 20 best players to keep an eye on at this summer’s men’s Olympic football competition in Japan.