Picture : Vivianne Miedema on the top of the Goal Scorer Ranking !
OLYMPIC GAMES 2020 - FOOTBALL DAY 3
- USA played New Zealand 18 times overall with 16 wins ; today Alex Morgan scored her seventh career goal against the Ferns, contributing to the large 6-1 victory of USTeam, the largest win in the Olympic History between the two countries.
- US Midfielder Lindsey Horan reached her 100th international cap against New Zealand, becoming the 41st American female to play 100 times for her country ! She scored also her 23rd goal since her debut in March 2013.
- Carli Lloyd made her 18th Olympic appearance today, becoming the second most in USA Olympic History. Only Chritie Pearce Rampone has more Olympic caps with 22 !
- Tom Sermanni, the scottish long time coach of Australian Women’s National Team (2005-2012), then of the USA Women’s National Team (2013/14) and the Orlando Pride (2016 -2018), has taken in charge New Zealand Women’s National Team since two years. He has so played the two first games of the Olympic Games against his two coached teams, Australia and USA !
- The Group F of the Women’s Football Olympic Tournament is the most spectacular in the History ! Already 32 goals in only 4 games (Brazil-China 5-0, Netherlands-Zambia 10-3, China-Zambia 4-4, Netherlands-Brazil 3-3) !
- Zambia’s captain Barbra Banda became today the first player ever to score multiple/two hat tricks in a single Women’s Olympic Football Tournament as debutants pick their first olympic point. It was against China … where Banda plays in the National League. Banda surpassed also Mercy Akide (Nigeria- 4 goals) as Afica’s All Time Olympics Top Goal Scorer.
- With 6 goals in 2 matches, Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands) and Barbra Banda (Zambia) led the Olympic Goal Scorer Ranking. Just behind the duo , the third place went to Chinese Wang Shuang (picture up) who scored her 4 goals in one match today ! Then follows with 3 goals, Sam Kerr (Australia), Marta (Brazil), Ellen White (Great Britain) and Stina Blackstenius (Sweden) .
- Australian’s Mathildas, who posed with an Aboriginal flag before their victory against NewZealand, clarified their position, saying their gesture is a show of unity and togetherness for all Australians. Samantha Kerr (she became today the highest goal scorer in Australia’s Olympic Games History) and her teammates made an impressive performance in a spectacular match against Sweden, one of the great favorites for the Gold Medal.