Rio Wrap-Up: U.S., France Win; Laudehr Injured; and Records Set

Day 1 of the women’s Olympic soccer tournament is in the books and here’s a recap of the day with match reports, stats, and everything else that went down in Rio.

Match Recaps

Sweden Underwhelms in Rio 2016 Opener
Sweden won but it was meh.

Dream Start for Canada in Rio 2016 Opener
Canada loves the Olympics. They take down Australia to make Group F more than interesting.

What Pressure? Host Brazil Opens Up Rio 2016 with Win Over China PR
Brazil scored goals to kick start their Olympic campaign.

Germany Cruises Past Zimbabwe in Group F Action
Germans roll but lose Laudehr.

U.S. Opens Rio 2016 with Win Over New Zealand
It was a steady-as-she-goes win to set up a winner-take-all matchup with France.

France Rolls Past Colombia
France free kicks its way past Colombia.

The Day in Numbers

Total Goals Scored: 19
Own Goals: 2; Zimbabwe and Colombia
Yellow Cards: 11; South Africa and New Zealand were especially naughty with three each
Red Cards: 1 — Canada’s Shelina Zadorsky
Draws: 0

Standings

Group E

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Brazil 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3
2 Sweden 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
3 South Africa 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
4 China PR 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

Group F

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Germany 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 3
2 Canada 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
3 Australia 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
4 Zimbabwe 1 0 0 1 1 6 -5 0

Group G

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 France 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
2 United States 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
3 New Zealand 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
4 Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0

Third-Place Teams

Place Team/Group Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 South Africa (E) 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
2 Australia (F) 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
3 New Zealand (G) 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0

Upcoming Matches

Park it in front of a screen on Saturday, August 6 for six matches that include a powerhouse matchup between France and the United States and a crucial match for Australia against Germany.

Group E

South Africa vs. China PR in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil vs. Sweden in Rio de Janeiro

Group F

Canada vs. Zimbabwe in São Paulo
Germany vs. Australia in São Paulo

Group G

USA vs. France in Belo Horizonte
Colombia vs. New Zealand in Belo Horizonte

Group Previews

I previewed each team and group, offering Olympic history and predict which teams will advance. Australia doesn’t seem to be cooperating but I got the U.S. starting lineup right so there’s that.

Extra Time

Janine Beckie scored the fastest goal in Olympic history. Turns out, Beckie was Ready for Rio as JJ Duke found out.

Teammate Shelina Zadorsky picked up the fastest red card in women’s Olympic soccer history. Not as cool.

Zimbabwe scored its very first Olympic goal.

And Meghan Klingenberg did this.

There was some dad dancing.

 

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