The women’s Olympic tournament began with the capital of American superstars. The world champions around the glamorous captain Megan Robinho lost 0: 3 (0: 1) at the beginning of the gold rush against Sweden and lost for the first time after 44 matches. “They hit us a little, right?” Robino, stunned. “We were very inactive today, a little nervous and doing stupid things.”
Double package from Blackstenius and Marta
Four-time Olympic champion Stina Blacksteinius (25th / 55th) and Lena Hardick (72nd) beat the neck of Tokyo Stadium – the undefeated team since January 2019 and Japan’s favorite team. However, the Americans should have been warned. This is because Sweden had ended the American gold rush at the summer games five years ago in the quarterfinals in Rio de Janeiro. Before the kick-off, players from both teams knelt down and took an anti-racist stance.
At the same time, the Brazilians lived up to their favorite character against China. Star striker Marta, now 35, scored eleven and twelve Olympic goals (9th / 74th) 5-0 at Miyagi Stadium.
The Germans were not there
The German football players – after gold in Rio de Janeiro – lost the qualifier for Tokyo due to the quarterfinals against Sweden in the World Cup 2019.
Ml / SN (SIT, DPA, Eurosport)
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