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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Soccer

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Soccer

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Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

Zaccardi: My 16 Favorite Highlights of the Olympics

Zaccardi: My 16 Favorite Highlights of the Olympics

In chronological order, NBCOlympics.com editor Nick Zaccardi's 16 favorite highlights from the Olympics.

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

In China, a Forgiving Public Embraces Fewer Gold Medals

In China, a Forgiving Public Embraces Fewer Gold Medals

In a country long focused on bringing home as many Olympic gold medals as possible, this year's haul isn't what China expected.

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Brazil Beats Germany for Men's Soccer Gold

Brazil Beats Germany for Men's Soccer Gold

Brazil won its first gold medal in men's soccer on home turf Saturday, edging Germany in a penalty shootout after the game ended tied 1-1. Brazil's captain and star player Neymar scored the winning penalty...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Brazil Dismisses Feeling of Revenge in Final Vs. Germany

Brazil Dismisses Feeling of Revenge in Final Vs. Germany

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians know the 7-1 loss to Germany's senior team at the World Cup will never be forgotten. That doesn't mean that defeating the rivals in the Olympic final wouldn't have a special...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Silvia Neid's Last Match as German's Coach Is for the Gold

Silvia Neid's Last Match as German's Coach Is for the Gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Coach Silvia Neid's final match as coach of Germany will be for the gold medal at the Rio Games.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Silvia Neid and Pia Sundhage Are Longtime Contemporaries and Foes

Silvia Neid and Pia Sundhage Are Longtime Contemporaries and Foes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Back when the first women's Olympic soccer tournament was held in 1996 at the Atlanta Games, they were players: Silvia Neid played for Germany and Pia Sundhage for Sweden.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Women's Soccer: Germany Beats Sweden for Gold

Women's Soccer: Germany Beats Sweden for Gold

Germany defeated Sweden 2-1 on Friday to win the women's soccer gold medal for the first time. Germany opened the scoring with a goal by Dzsenifer Marozsan in the 48th minute and added to the lead with an...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Brazil's Olympic Soccer Strength More Than Its Strikers

Brazil's Olympic Soccer Strength More Than Its Strikers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Despite all the talk at the Olympics about Brazil's talented strikers, it's the defense that's holding the team together as the host tries to win the soccer gold medal for the first time.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Brazilians Re-embrace Neymar, Hope He Can Give Them Gold

Brazilians Re-embrace Neymar, Hope He Can Give Them Gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Most Brazilian players were already back in the locker room when Neymar rushed across the field at Maracana Stadium to celebrate with the fans.

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