Olympics: Round-Up of Matches on July 28th

Again, just the vital statistics. But, this time, also group tables…

GROUP E

Great Britain and Brazil, with their wins, each secured a top two spot in the group, and thus spots in the quarterfinals.

Great Britain 3, Cameroon 0.
GBR Goals: Stoney (18′), J. Scott (23′), Houghton (82′).
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, GBR write-up.
Note: Scottish defender Ifeoma Dieke had a knee injury in the second half and had to be stretchered off. On Sunday, the injury was confirmed as an ACL tear. Alternate Dunia Susi is expected to be brought into the team. (BBC)

Brazil 1, New Zealand 0.
BRA Goal: Cristiane (86′).
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, BRA write-up (English), NZL write-up.

GROUP F

Japan and Sweden, by virtue of their draw, have secured at least a wild-card berth into the quarterfinals.

Japan 0, Sweden 0.
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, JPN write-up (English), SWE write-up.

Canada 3, South Africa 0.
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, CAN write-up.
CAN Goals: Tancredi (7′), Sinclair (58′, 86′).

Group G

With their win, the USA has secured at least a quarterfinal spot in the quarterfinals.

United States 3, Colombia 0. (NBCOlympics.com highlights)
USA Goals: Rapinoe (33′), Wambach (74′), Lloyd (77′).
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, USA write-up, USA quote sheet, COL write-up.
Notes: In the first half, COL’s Lady Andrade punched Abby Wambach in the eye. (See highlight video, starting at 1:12 mark.) This was not seen by the referees, so no in-game punishment was given. Whether Andrade will be disciplined for her violent conduct remains to be seen. (USA Today article, SI.com article by Grant Wahl)

France 5, North Korea 0.
FRA Goals: Georges (45′), Thomis (70′), Delie (71′), Renard (81′), Catala (87′).
See Also: London2012.com page, FIFA.com page, FRA write-up.

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

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TABLE: Group Standings, After the Second Matchday

GROUP E         PTs   GD | W  D  L | GF  GA
Brazil            6   +6 | 2  0  0 |  6   0
Great Britain     6   +4 | 2  0  0 |  4   0
New Zealand       0   -2 | 0  0  2 |  0   2
Cameroon          0   -8 | 0  0  2 |  0   8

GROUP F         PTs   GD | W  D  L | GF  GA
Sweden            4   +3 | 1  1  0 |  4   1
Japan             4   +1 | 1  1  0 |  2   1
Canada            3   +2 | 1  0  1 |  4   2
South Africa      0   -6 | 0  0  2 |  1   7

GROUP G         PTs   GD | W  D  L | GF  GA
USA               6   +5 | 2  0  0 |  7   2
France            3   +3 | 1  0  1 |  7   4
Korea DPR         3   -3 | 1  0  1 |  2   5
Colombia          0   -5 | 0  0  2 |  0   5

Adapted from FIFA’s website (http://www.fifa.com/womensolympic/standings/)