A roundup of all the day’s action from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil…
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Brazil 0-0 Iraq
Remember when Brazil’s men’s national teams were good? It’s been a while, and it only got worse Sunday night as, for the second time these Olympics, the host nation was held to a 0-0 draw. There were boos after the opening downer against South Africa. There were more boos when the scoreless streak reached 180 minutes against Iraq.
With one game left in Group A play, Brazil would still win the group with a victory over Denmark, but it wasn’t supposed to come down to that. Neymar didn’t skip Copa America 2016 for this.
Fiji 1-5 Mexico
At halftime, Mexico found themselves 1-0 down to Fiji, thanks to Roy Krishna’s opener in the 10th minute. After 13 minutes of the second half, they were 3-1 up and Erick Gutierrez had himself a hat trick. Carlos Salcedo added a fourth and Gutierrez added Mexico’s fifth, his fourth of the game. Disaster averted.
Germany 3-3 South Korea
Arsenal’s Serge Gnarby scored twice for Germany and Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min bagged one of his own as Germany and South Korea went back and forth in an absolutely bananas 3-3 draw. The longest period of time that a lead lasted in this game: eight minutes. Germany went 2-1 through Davie Selke in the 55th minute, but Son hit back two minutes later. Suk Hyun-jun put South Korea 3-2 ahead in the 87th minute, but Gnarby equalized in the 92nd minute. South Korea are level with Mexico on four points at the top of Group C, with Germany two points back in third. Germany will face Fiji in the finale, which means it’s Mexico for South Korea.
Japan 2-2 Colombia
Teo Gutierrez scored and Hiroki Fujiharu contributed an own goal to put the Colombia 2-0 ahead after 65 minutes, but the lead was halved just two minutes later and erased completely seven minutes after that. With Group B-topping Nigeria still to play in the finale, progression into the quarterfinals is in serious doubt for the Colombians.
Elsewhere in Olympic action
Denmark 1-0 South Africa
Sweden 0-1 Nigeria