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Women's Olympic Soccer 2012: Day One Tournament Roundup

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIISeptember 29, 2016

Women's Olympic Soccer 2012: Day One Tournament Roundup

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    The Women's Olympic Soccer Tournament kicked off today with six games being played.

    There was tons of entertainment today, especially for fans of Brazil and Sweden and one can only hope the Men's tournament follows a similar pattern tomorrow.

    The favourites didn't disappoint in any game, and there were no draws in any game.

    Here's a roundup of the Day 1 at the Women's Olympic tournament.

Great Britain 1-0 New Zealand

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    The scoreline may have been close, but Great Britain was generally pretty dominant over New Zealand for the majority of the game.

    The breakthrough finally game courtesy of Stephanie Houghton from a free-kick, but Great Britain was solid in possession throughout the match and fully deserved the win.

Japan 2-1 Canada

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    Two first-half goals were enough to see Japan earn the three points over Canada. Last years World Cup winner's continued their slick football, and racked up 57 percent possession while also out-shooting Canada 11 to 4.

    The Japanese are one of the favourites for the tournament and have gotten off to a great start with this victory.

United States 4-2 France

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    Last year's two semifinalists produced the most exciting game of the day. Things got off to a fast start between the USA and France, with three goals being scored in the first 30 minutes.

    The USA had to come from behind and scored four unanswered goals to take charge in the match.

South Africa 0-5 Brazil

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    Brazil completely dominated Cameroon in their opening game. The goals started early and Brazil were on top throughout the whole game.

    Things look favorable for Brazil after that performance, as a win in their next game against New Zealand would make them certain to progress.

Sweden 4-1 South Africa

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    Sweden dominated South Africa, international competition debutantes, with a very solid performance in their opening game.

    Most of the action came in the first half as the Swedes scored three goals inside 25 minutes.

Colombia 0-2 North Korea

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    North Korea set themselves up well in this tournament with a 2-0 win over Colombia.

    Possession was fairly even in this game, but North Korea's attacking mindset in front of goal served them well.

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