Football

4th August

Spain to face Brazil for men’s football gold

Marco Asensio struck in an extra-time winner as Spain ended Japan’s hopes of Olympic gold in men’s football with a 1-0 (aet) victory, setting up a clash with Brazil in Saturday’s final. Defending champions Brazil...

Olympics-Soccer-Brazil beat Mexico on penalties to reach final

TOKYO (Reuters) – Defending champions Brazil reached the final of the men’s Olympic football competition on Tuesday, beating Mexico 4-1 on penalties after the game ended goalless after extra-time. Brazil went close to settling the match inside 90 minutes when Richarlison struck the post with a glancing header in the 82nd minute. But when it...

3rd August

Soccer-Canada stun U.S. to set up final with Sweden

TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Canada stunned world champions the United States on Monday, handing them a shock 1-0 defeat in the semi-finals of the women’s Olympic football tournament to set up a clash with Sweden in Friday’s showpiece match. The Swedes beat Australia 1-0 thanks to a 46th-minute goal from Fridolina Rolfo to return...

30th July

Improving OlyWhites face toughest test yet in Tokyo Olympics quarterfinal against Japan

The OlyWhites have made it to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics and will face hosts Japan in Kashima on Saturday night for a place in the final four. Coach Danny Hay feels they are “getting better with each match,” but they will likely have to be better still if they are to make history...

E-Edition