Olympics: Round-Up of Group Matches on July 31st Plus Notes

Again, the vital statistics, with group tables. Plus the knock-out stage schedule…

(note: some sources are not yet available, post will be updated)

GROUP E

Great Britain 1, Brazil 0.
GBR Goal: Houghton (2′).
See Also: FIFA.com page, London2012.com page, GBR write-up, BRA write-up.
Note: Attendance at Wembley was 70,000 and change.

New Zealand 3, Cameroon 1.
NZL Goals: R.Smith (43′), own goal (49′), Gregorius (62′).
CMR Goal: Onguene (75′).
See Also: FIFA.com page, London2012.com page, NZL write-up.
Note: This is NZL’s first win in a senior FIFA women’s tournament.

GROUP F

Japan 0, South Africa 0.
See Also: FIFA.com page, London2012.com page, JPN write-up, RSA write-up.
Notes: JPN rested almost all their key players. Norio Sasaki admitted that he instructed the team to play for a draw (AP, via nbcolympics.com; JFA: “A draw suited us”).

Sweden 2, Canada 2.
SWE Goals: M. Hammarstrom (14′), Jakobsson (16′).
CAN Goals: Tancredi (43′, 84′).
See Also: FIFA.com page, London2012.com page, SWE write-up, CAN write-up.

GROUP G

United States 1, North Korea 0.
USA Goal: Wambach (25′).
See Also: FIFA.com page, London2012.com page, USA write-up, USA quote sheet.
Note: This is the first time that the USA has gotten 3 wins during the group stage of an Olympic tournament.

France 1, Colombia 0.
FRA Goal: Thomis (5′).
See Also: FIFA.com page, London2012.com page, FRA write-up, COL 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: Final Group Standings

GROUP E         PTs   GD | W  D  L | GF  GA
Great Britain*    9    5 | 3  0  0 |  5   0
Brazil*           6    5 | 2  0  1 |  6   1
New Zealand*      3    0 | 1  0  2 |  3   3
Cameroon          0  -10 | 0  0  3 |  1  11

GROUP F         PTs   GD | W  D  L | GF  GA
Sweden*           5    3 | 1  2  0 |  6   3
Japan*            5    1 | 1  2  0 |  2   1
Canada*           4    2 | 1  1  1 |  6   4
South Africa      1   -6 | 0  1  2 |  1   7

GROUP G         PTs   GD | W  D  L | GF  GA
United States*    9    6 | 3  0  0 |  8   2
France*           6    4 | 2  0  1 |  8   4
Korea DPR         3   -4 | 1  0  2 |  2   6
Colombia          0   -6 | 0  0  3 |  0   6

*Teams that will advance to the quarterfinals

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

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KNOCK-OUT STAGE SCHEDULE

All times are EDT (USA).

Quarterfinal Matches: Friday, August 3rd
7:00 a.m. – Sweden vs. France (Glasgow)
9:30 a.m. – United States vs. New Zealand (Newcastle)
12:00 p.m. – Brazil vs. Japan (Cardiff)
2:30 p.m. – Great Britain vs. Canada (Coventry)

Semifinal Matches: Monday, August 6th
12:00 p.m. – Semifinal #1: Winners of SWE/FRA and BRA/JPN (Wembley)
2:45 p.m. – Semifinal #2: Winners of USA/NZL and GBR/CAN (Manchester)

Medal Matches: Thursday, August 9th
8:00 a.m. – Bronze Medal Match: Semifinal losers (Coventry)
2:45 p.m. – Gold Medal Match: Semifinal winners (Wembley)

See also: FIFA.com bracket (with schedule)London2012.com bracket.