A late idea by Cristiane saw Brazil keep their bid for a initial bullion award in women’s Olympic football on lane as they kick New Zealand 1-0 in Cardiff on Saturday.
Victory meant a Samba Queens, china medallists during a final dual Olympics, done it dual wins out of dual during London 2012 after thrashing Cameroon 5-0.
But this was a distant some-more tiresome competition opposite a New Zealand side who, as in their opening 1-0 better by hosts Great Britain, valid a tough group to mangle down.
It looked as if this latest Group E tie would finish as a goalless pull until, 4 mins from time, Cristiane struck.
New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon came off her line to punch transparent though usually knocked a round to a corner of a box and Cristiane lobbed a round into a net, notwithstanding unfortunate attempts by Kiwi defenders to conduct clear.
“New Zealand are a unequivocally good team, unequivocally organised,” pronounced Cristiane.
“Nobody pronounced any of these matches during a Olympics were going to be easy.”
This compare also saw 34-year-old midfielder Formiga, a usually women’s footballer to have competed in all 5 Olympics given a competition was introduced to a Games, make her 100th general coming for Brazil.
“It creates me unequivocally unapproachable to strech 100 matches for Brazil, though my mind is usually set on winning a gold medal,” Formiga insisted.
Elsewhere Japan, behest to supplement Olympic bullion to a World Cup pretension they won final year, were hold to a goalless pull by Sweden.
Both sides came into a Group F strife on a behind of wins, with Japan carrying degraded Canada 2-1 in their opener and Sweden thrashing South Africa 4-1.
But transparent chances were in brief supply during a City of Coventry Stadium in a English Midlands, nonetheless it indispensable some sound saves from Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl to keep this compare scoreless.
Disappointed Japan captain Aya Miyama said: “We are not unequivocally happy. We wish to get a bullion award and win all a matches so we are utterly disappointed.”
Japan saw Aya Sameshima try her fitness mid by a initial half before Sweden striker Sofia Jakobsson’s bid only drifted far-reaching of a post.
Lindahl did good to repudiate Nahomi Kawasumi early in a second half and a Sweden screw was fast off her line to tinge out a mangle by Yuki Ogimi.
Also in Group F Canada valid too clever for South Africa, winning 3-0 interjection to dual goals from captain Christine Sinclair and one from associate brazen Melissa Tancredi.
The United States, a reigning Olympic champions, are in movement after Saturday opposite Colombia, carrying had to come from dual goals down to kick France 4-2 in their opener, while Great Britain face Cameroon.
Meanwhile officials in Glasgow will wish North Korea’s compare opposite France after Saturday passes off but occurrence after a dwindle quarrel that overshadowed their initial compare during Hampden Park.R Soft Web Hosting