Tokyo Olympics: Australia shocks Argentina, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil


Two-time Olympic males’s soccer champion Argentina was surprised 2-0 by Australia of their opening sport on the Tokyo Games on Thursday.

In its first Olympic sport since 2008, Australia took the lead by means of Lachlan Wales’ tap-in the 14th minute on the Sapporo Dome.

Argentina had Francisco Ortega despatched off after being booked twice late within the first half. Marco Tilio then secured the victory within the eightieth, only a minute after coming off the bench.

Australia is prime of Group C forward Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 within the different sport.

The Argentines gained Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008. Australia’s finest exhibiting was fourth place in 1992.

From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

The jig of pleasure seven minutes into his Olympic debut confirmed simply why Richarlison was so decided to be allowed by Everton to come back to Japan.

Even if it meant doing double obligation with Brazil and increasing the season even additional and delaying his entry into the brand new English membership Premier League marketing campaign.

Wearing the famed golden No. 10 Brazil jersey, the 24-year-old ahead isn’t losing time along with his Olympic alternative.

Just 11 days after dropping the Copa America remaining to Argentina in Rio de Janeiro and now 10 time zones away with Brazil’s under-23s crew, Richarlison scored a hat trick contained in the opening half hour towards Germany on Thursday.

It helped Brazil open the boys’s soccer match with a 4-2 victory.

And it began within the seventh minute by netting the rebound after his preliminary shot was blocked by Germany goalkeeper Florian Müller earlier than main his teammates right into a dance.

Romania beats Honduras 1-0 on return to Olympic soccer

Romania made a successful return to Olympic males’s soccer after 57 years.

A 1-0 victory over Honduras was clinched by Elvin Oliva’s personal aim on Thursday on the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium. Honduras completed fourth within the competitors on the 2016 Olympics.

In the opposite Group B sport, New Zealand beat South Korea 1-0.

Japan opens Olympic males’s soccer with 1-0 win over SAfrica

An empty stadium just isn’t how Japanese athletes imagined competing for the primary time in Tokyo at their residence Olympics.

At least the boys’s soccer crew gained on Thursday — a day earlier than the opening ceremony of the pandemic-impacted video games.


Takefusa Kubo scored the one aim with a curling strike off the put up within the 71st minute that clinched a 1-0 victory over South Africa on the Tokyo Stadium.

New Zealand beats South Korea 1-0 in males’s Olympic soccer

Chris Wood’s aim gave New Zealand a 1-0 victory over South Korea at first of the boys’s Olympic soccer match on Thursday.

The Burnley striker scored within the seventieth minute along with his crew’s first shot on course on the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium the place a couple of hundred followers had been permitted as a result of it’s simply exterior Tokyo and never in the identical state of emergency as Tokyo.

The 29-year-old Wood is one in all New Zealand’s three overage gamers permitted in a squad comprised largely of gamers beneath the age of 23.


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