QPR midfielder Sandro was a proud Brazilian after Rio de Janerio hosted a successful Olympic Games.

There had been question marks over security and the zika virus in the run up to the Games but the Brazilian city produced a great Olympics.

And for Sandro it was a proud moment, especially when his compatriots won gold in the football tournament, with Neymar putting his demons to rest by taking the winning penalty against Germany.

He said: “I was so happy. I knew Brazil was going to do well. A few things went wrong but that's normal.

“I was delighted with the gold medal in football. It was unbelievable. I watched it with my wife and a few friends.”

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The QPR midfielder added: “It was perfect for Neymar. He didn't play against Germany (in the 7-1) and he lost in the 2012 final against Mexico.

“There were a few things he was so proud of. I was proud and every Brazilian was happy.”

Because of the time difference, Sandro was unable to watch events live but the first thing he did in the morning was to catch up on the action.

He added: “It's too late to watch live here. I was glued to the news all the time in the morning. Brazil did very well.”