Rio Wrap-Up: Solo Shines, Cristiane Sets Record, Marta is Good at Soccer

Day 2 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.

ICYMI

Marta was one of eight people to carry the Olympic flag during the opening ceremonies.

Hope Solo made her 200th appearance, a record for a goalkeeper.

Cristiane scored her record 14th Olympic goal.

Match Recaps

Solo, Lloyd Push USWNT Past France in Group G Clash
Solo was the difference, and Renard was terrific.

Brazil Rolls Past Sweden; Cristiane Makes Olympic History
Cristiane sets a record. It wasn’t pretty for Sweden. Oh, and Marta is good.

Germany Earns Late Draw with Australia
Germans come from behind to steal a point. Lisa De Vanna

New Zealand Outlasts Colombia for 1-0 Win
Football Ferns’ hopes still alive

Canada Headed to Quarterfinals after 3-1 Win over Zimbabwe
Canada keeps rolling, and Beckie keeps scoring.

China Picks up First Group Win with 2-0 Victory over South Africa
Tan Ruyin with a stunner from far away.

The Day in Numbers

Total Goals: 18
Yellow Cards: 12
Red Cards: 1 — Abby Erceg
Draws: 1 — Germany 2–2 Australia in Group F

Standings

Group E
Brazil has qualified for the next round. South Africa has been eliminated.

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Brazil 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 6
2 China PR 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 3
3 Sweden 2 1 0 1 2 5 -3 3
4 South Africa 21 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0

Group F
Canada has qualified for the next round. Zimbabwe eliminated.

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Canada 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
2 Germany 2 1 1 0 8 3 +5 4
3 Australia 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
4 Zimbabwe 2 0 0 2 2 9 -7 0

Group G
The U.S. has qualified for the next round. Colombia has been eliminated. France and New Zealand play in the final group-stage game.

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 United States 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
2 France 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 3
3 New Zealand 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 3
4 Colombia 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5 0

Upcoming Matches

Park it in front of a screen on Tuesday, August 9, for the final day of the group stage. A couple of teams need to pick up not only points but goals as well. And that Germany–Canada game is intriguing.

Group E

South Africa vs. Brazil in Manaus
China PR vs. Sweden in Brasilia

Group F

Germany vs. Canada in Brasilia
Australia vs. Zimbabwe in Salvador

Group G

Colombia vs. USA in Manaus
New Zealand vs. France in Salvador

Group Previews

I previewed each team and group, offering Olympic history and predict which teams will advance. Australia doesn’t seem to be cooperating.

Extra Time

Day of Tekkers.


Tobin Heath displays her skill against Frnce.

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