Olympics: Brazil kick off at home with 3-0 win in soccer match

By REUTERS
August 4, 2016 08:33

 
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Brazil got off to a winning start in their home Olympics on Wednesday when the women's soccer team beat China 3-0 in host city Rio de Janeiro.

Although the opening ceremony takes place on Friday, the soccer competitions begin ahead of time with six women's matches on Wednesday and another eight men's games on Thursday.

Brazil put on a commanding performance in front of their home crowd at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Defender Monica headed home the first 10 minutes before half time and Andressa Alves got a second with a volley from close in after 59 minutes. Stand out performer Cristiane got a third with a header in the final minute of the game.

The result leaves them top of Group E ahead of Sweden, who beat South Africa 1-0.

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