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8 stars of the future to look out for at the Olympics football tournament

The guys and girls with huge potential whether or not they're going for gold in three weeks…

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While interest in the Olympics footy isn't so strong here with no Team GB this time around, there are still a whole swath of world stars bidding to bag themselves a shiny gold medal. And while the transfer window's open it could even earn one or two players a move.

Here's our list of the stars to keep an eye on, who could become household names following a good tournament, put together by our man on the ground in Rio watching the proceedings.

1. Gabriel Barbosa, Brazil

One to keep an eye on: Gabigol

While Neymar carries the hopes of the host national and fellow Gabriel, Jesus, has grabbed recent headlines by completing a big-money move to Manchester City, it’s the other third of Brazil’s attacking trio who has got the fans most excited. Goals, assists, dribbling ability: Gabigol has the lot. And he doesn’t turn 20 until just after the Olympics. Arsenal have been linked and Barcelona are rumoured to be preparing a bid as we speak. Don’t be surprised to see the already-capped forward follow the man he’s been most likened to, Neymar, out of Santos before the year is out.