Olympic roundup: USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany win Rio 2016 openers

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A roundup of all the day’s action from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil…

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USA 2-0 New Zealand FULL RECAP

Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan provided the goals (HIGHLIGHTS HERE) as the USWNT began their quest for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal, as well as to become the first national team to win the Women’s World Cup and Olympic gold in back-to-back summers.

Mallory Pugh (ankle injury) left the game not long after halftime. The 18-year-old’s status for Saturday’s clash with France (Watch live on NBCSN and NBCOlympics.com) is unknown at this time.

Canada 2-0 AustraliaFULL RECAP

Canada used the earliest goal in Olympic history (20 seconds, scored by Janine Beckie), and the 163rd career international goal of Christine Sinclair’s legendary career, to overcome a 19th-minute red card (Shelina Zadorsky) and put the Canadians in prime position to advance as one of the top-two finishing teams in Group F.

Brazil 3-0 ChinaFULL RECAP

Monica (36th minute), Andressa (59th) and Cristiane (90th) provided the goals as Brazil overwhelmed China and took commanding control of Group E. Men like their male compatriots, the Brazilian women have never won Olympic gold in their country’s history. The Olympic hosts look good value to do the Olympic double in Rio, at least one game into the tournament.

Elsewhere in Olympic action

France 4-0 Colombia — FULL RECAP
Sweden 1-0 South Africa — FULL RECAP
Zimbabwe 1-6 Germany — FULL RECAP