Road To The Olympic Games

Spain eliminated from Olympic men's soccer

Honduras forward Jerry Bengston scored the lone goal, eliminating Spain from the men's Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after just two matches.
Spain's Juan Mata reacts to a missed goal opportunity against Honduras at St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. (Graham Stuart/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain was eliminated from the men's Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after another 1-0 loss.

Honduras forward Jerry Bengtson scored the lone goal in the seventh minute, knocking a header past Spain goalkeeper David de Gea.

Honduras is now second in Group D with four points, two behind leader Japan.   

Japan 1, Morocco 0

Kensuke Nagai scored a late goal to give Japan a 1-0 win over Morocco and a spot in the Olympic soccer quarter-finals.

Nagai collected a long ball in the 84th minute as Morocco goalkeeper Mohamed Amsif charged off his line. The striker then sent a shot over Amsif's head and into an empty net.

Morocco had a late chance to equalize, but forward Zakaria Labyad's shot from close range was blocked.

Japan leads Group D with six points while Morocco is third with one point.


Britain 3, UAE 1

Ryan Giggs got his goal and Britain got a 3-1 win over the United Arab Emirates to keep its Olympic title dreams going. With Prince William and David Beckham watching on, too.

The 38-year-old Giggs capped a nifty buildup with a 16th-minute opener to become the oldest scorer at the games, which is also the Welshman's first major tournament.

Rashed Eisa nearly spoiled the party for 82,239 fans at Wembley Stadium with an equalizer at the hour mark. But Giggs' replacement, Scott Sinclair, scored in the 73rd before Daniel Sturridge's perfect lob capped what turned out to be an emphatic win.

With Beckham and British royalty watching on, the hosts joined Senegal atop Group A with four points to eliminate the UAE. Uruguay has three points.

Senegal 2, Uruguay 0

Moussa Konate scored two first-half goals and 10-man Senegal beat Uruguay 2-0, handing the Uruguayans their first Olympic loss.

Konate tapped in a rebound in the 10th minute at Wembley Stadium and then headed in another in the 37th.

Senegal defender Abdoulaye Ba was given a red card for tripping Luis Suarez in the 30th.


Mexico 2, Gabon 0

Substitute Giovani Dos Santos scored twice in the second half to give Mexico a 2-0 victory over Gabon.

Dos Santos came on after the break and opened the scoring in the 63rd minute before converting a penalty in injury time at City of Coventry Stadium.

The win puts Mexico at the top of Group B with four points, while Gabon has one.

South Korea 2, Switzerland 1

Kim Bok-yung scored the winning goal in the 63rd minute, and South Korea beat Switzerland 2-1.

Park Chu-young also scored for the South Koreans, knocking in a diving header in the 57th, but Innocent Emeghara pulled one back for the Swiss in the 60th.


Brazil 3, Belarus 1

Neymar set up two goals and scored another off a free kick Sunday to help Brazil beat Belarus 3-1 and advance to the quarterfinals in men's Olympic soccer on Sunday in London.

Neymar scored with a right-footed shot in the 65th minute as Brazil struggled to get near the Belarus goal despite controlling possession at Old Trafford.

Belarus had taken the lead when Brazilian-born playmaker Renan Bressan scored in the eighth minute, but Alexandre Pato tied it up with a header in the 15th after a cross by Neymar. The Brazil star also set up Oscar's final goal in injury time.

The victory gives Brazil six points in Group C, three more than Belarus.

Egypt 1, New Zealand 1

Egypt and New Zealand played to a 1-1 tie in Group C.

New Zealand forward Chris Wood gave his team the lead from in front of the goal after a corner in the 17th minute at Old Trafford, and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah equalized from close range following a counterattack in the 40th.

Both teams had chances at the end but couldn't capitalize.

Egypt and New Zealand lost their opening matches and will need victories in the final round to advance. New Zealand will face Brazil and Egypt will play Belarus.