Sports OJ: Honduras and Argentina revolve, Brazil sticks
Copa America. Argentina offers Brazil, Messi wins its first title with the albicetest
© AFP Lionel Messi won the Copa America with Argentina against the Brazilian rival that evolved at home. A first corner for Pulga with Albiceleste. An eternity. Argentina offered Copa Amrica after her short success against Neymar's Brazil in Maracana, 28 years after her last international title. Lionel Messi ends the curse and finally wins with the albiceleste.
There was not onlythis Sunday morning at the Olympic Games.
In group C, Argentina resumed well after its surprise defeat against Australia. Ezequiel Barco and his teammates have arranged Egypt (1-0) thanks to the Facundo Medina Lensois (52E) which dragged into the surface to send the ball to the bottom of the nets. Everything is still open in this group, Egypt that can always hope to see the shifts thanks to the point ripped with Spain during the first game.
Regarding Group B, New Zealand has taken a bullet in the foot by getting up by Honduras (3-2). If the match has started for the All Blacks with the injury output of Captain Winston Reid (6th), Liberato Cacace has given the record straight by sending a missile in the skylight of Alex Guity (10th). Despite the equalization just before Luis Palma's pause (45E + 1), this good old Chris Wood came out of his box to register his second goal of the tournament (49th). But the New Zealanders ended up relaxing, placing a goal by Juan Obregón (78th) and a next of Rigoberto Rivas (87th). A great success to maintain Honduras in the quarter-finals race.
England loses on PKs again: Updated list of English wins and losses on penalty kick shootouts
English soccer fans have experienced their latest heartbreaking penalty kick shootout in a major tournament. Here's the complete list of wins and losses on PKs.Including the latest defeat, England's senior national team has only won 30 percent of PK shootouts in Euros, World Cups and Nations League. For some unknown reason, the Three Lions and spot kicks don't seem to mix, with even the most talented English players crumbling under the pressure of the 12-yard showdown.
The cannon shot of the lateral New Zealand Liberato cacace against Honduras! The Player of Saint-Trond does not arise any question and sends a superb half-stole in the skylight of Guity! Follow the Olytime live- France TV Sport (@Francetvsport)
Finally, in group D no winner between Brazil and Côte d'Ivoire (0-0) during a meeting richer in red cartons than Goals. An expulsion on each side, Douglas himself opening the ball after a fault very questionable in the 13th minute, and Eboue Kouassi imitating him to the 79th minute while shooting earlier than expected in the shower. It remains that the zero does the business of both teams, who have four points to the counter before Germany-Arabia Saudi.
Results: Egypt 0-1 Argentina Goal: Medina (52E) for Albicetest
New Zealand 2-3 Honduras Goals: Cacace (10th) and Wood (49th) for All Blacks // Palma (45th + + 1), Obregón (78E) and Rivas (87th) for Catrachos
Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast
Scola, Argentina top Japan 97-77, return to Olympic quarters .
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The tradition continues. Luis Scola goes to the Olympics, and Argentina goes to the quarterfinals. Scola’s fifth Olympics aren’t over yet. He scored 23 points, Facundo Campazzo added 17 points and 11 assists, and Argentina defeated host Japan 97-77 on Sunday in what amounted to a play-in game for a berth in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. Scola is the second men's player to be assured of playing for team that finished eighth or better in five different Olympics, joining Australia's Andrew Gaze. There are three women who have made the quarterfinals in five Olympics, all from the U.S. — Teresa Edwards, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi.