Olympics: Round-Up of Opening Matches (July 25th)

Just the vital statistics, plus some quick injury notes…

GROUP E

Great Britain 1, New Zealand 0. (NBCOlympics.com highlights)
GBR Goal: Houghton (64′ FK)
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, GBR write-up, NZL write-up.

Brazil 5, Cameroon 0.
BRA Goals: Francielle (7′), Renata Costa (10′), Marta (73′ PK, 88′), Cristiane (80′)
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, BRA write-up.
Notes: Rosana did not play. Her left hand was wrapped. Fabiana left the match with some sort of injury.

GROUP F

Japan 2, Canada 1.
JPN Goals: Kawasumi (33′), Miyama (44′)
CAN Goal: Tancredi (55′)
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, JPN write-up, JPN quotes, CAN write-up.
Notes: Candace Chapman left the match in the 85th minute due to an injury.

Sweden 4, South Africa 1.
SWE Goals: Fischer (7′), Dahlkvist (20′), Schelin (21′, 63′)
RSA Goal: Modise (60′) {from 50 yards out, over Lindahl’s head!}
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, SWE write-up, RSA write-up.
Notes: Marie Hammarström played 84 minutes. She was not subbed out in the 12th minute, as is listed on FIFA.com…

GROUP G

United States 4, France 2. (NBCOlympics.com highlights)
USA Goals: Wambach (18′), Morgan (31′, 65′), Lloyd (55′)
FRA Goals: Thiney (11′), Laure-Delie (13′)
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, USA write-up, USA quote sheet, FRA write-up.
Notes: Shannon Boxx had to be subbed out early in the first half (17′) due to a “hamstring injury.”

North Korea 2, Colombia 0.
PRK Goals: Kim Song Hui (38′, 85′)
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, COL write-up.

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For replays of full matches via NBCOlympics.com, see this earlier post for direct links.