International football

Olympic games Group stage completed

Group stage is now finished and we can review what happened in each group.

Group E

Great Britain tops the group by defeating Brazil in the final game. A big and unexpected upset as Brazil was of course one of the favourite. New Zealand finish 3rd with a win and Cameroon bottom with no points

Group F

Sweden tops the group with Japan level on point. Canada finish 3rd and South-Africa got a point off world champions Japan in special conditions.

Group G

A very straightforward group USA won 3 games France 2 North Korea 1 and Colombia none.

The top 2 from each group qualified plus the best 3rd place team :

Canada with 4 points and New Zealand with 3 points and 0 goal difference go through while North Korea, Cameroon, South Africa and Colombia go home.

Below is the knock-out stage program

Friday the 3rd

GB v Canada Coventry
USA v NZL Newcastle
Brasil v Japan Cardiff
Sweden v France Glagow

Monday the 6th

Sweden or France v Brasil or Japan Wembley
GB or Canada v USA or NZL Old Trafford

Thursday the 9th

Final at Wembley

The goalscoring table (as ranked by FIFA)

1. Tancredi Canada 4

2. Wambach USA 3

3. Houghton GB 3

4. Thomis France 2

5. Morgan USA 2

 

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