Football fiesta underway at Rio Olympics 2016

There are only a few hours left for the Rio Olympics 2016 to begin. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 05th August 8 PM Brazil time, and is expected to air in India on 06th Aug 4:30 AM IST (as India is eight-and-a half hours ahead of Brazil).

Meanwhile, the Men’s and Women’s Football preliminaries began on 3rd Aug, i.e. Day -2 and continued to Day 0.

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A snap from the Brazil vs China Women’s Football Match

There are 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams participating in the Olympics. Here’s a table of the wins and misses, from 03rd to 05th August 2016.
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Men’s Football Preliminaries
Group A Iraq vs Denmark 0 – 0
Brazil vs South Africa 0 – 0
Group B Sweden vs Colombia 2 – 2
Nigeria vs Japan 5 – 4
Group C Mexico vs Germany 2 – 2
Fiji vs South Korea 0 – 8
Group D Honduras vs Algeria 3 – 2
Portugal vs Argentina 2 – 0
Women’s Football Preliminaries
Group E Sweden vs South Africa 1 – 0
Brazil vs China 3 – 0
Group F Germany vs Zimbabwe 6 – 1
Canada vs Australia 2 – 0
Group G France vs Colombia 4 – 0
USA vs New Zealand 2 – 0

 

Rio Olympics 2016 Records

Canada’s Janine Beckie made history in Rio 2016 by scoring a goal in the first 20 seconds of the match, against Australia. It is the fastest goal scored in Olympic women’s football history.

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