Football

Pele disappointed with Brazil’s loss to Argentina

Pele who is in Beijing helping with Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, said Argentina were better prepared than Brazil in the men’s football.
“I think Argentina were better prepared than Brazil,” said Pele. “Once again, Brazil couldn’t win the gold medal.”
“It’s not good for us but this is what happens in football, [...]

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In the much anticipated football clash between Argentina and Brazil, Argentina won 3-0 to advance to the final against Nigeria.
Lionel Messi scored and two goals came from Sergio Aguero.
A crowd of 52,968 fans packed the Worker’s Stadium including Diego Maradona.
Nigeria thrashed Belgium 4-1 in Shanghai.

Argentina play Brazil tonight in the semi-final of the men’s football. The match starts at 9:00 p.m and will be played at the Worker’s Stadium in Beijing.
Belgium and Nigeria will play in Shanghai in the other semi-final.
The Argentina - Brazil match is being billed as the Ronaldinho-Lionel Messi clash.
“It’s a match between [...]

Nigeria is one step closer to the quarter finals after defeating Japan 2-1, in Tianjin.
Victor Obinna scored one goal for Nigeria and Victor Anichebe scored the second. Yohei Toyoda scored Japan’s goal in the 79th minute.
“Of course there were mistakes, but overall I’m happy with my team,” Nigeria coach Samson Siasia said. “We just [...]

Argentina had a win over Australia and they now move on to the quarter finals. Ezequiel Lavezzi was the only goal scorer of the game.
Lionel Messi had missed three chances, Lavezzi scored in the 78th minute of the game.
“We have three goals from two games, that might not sound enough but you can score 10 [...]

Day two of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, promises to be even more action packed than yesterday with a total of 14 gold medals up for grabs.
Four of those medals are in the swimming: Men’s 400m Individual Medley, Men’s 400m Freestyle, Women’s 400m Individual Medley and Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay.
It will be Michael Phelps [...]

Here are the results from the evening matches from day 1 of the women’s football. The upset of the day probably goes to Norway defeating USA 2-0. Leni Laursen Kaurin got a goal after a mix up with the U.S. defenders. Melissa Wiik then scored a goal just two minutes later.
Group E [...]