Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Argentina Wins Gold In Soccer, Again


This is a little late in the reporting, but Argentina won the Olympic Gold medal in the Mens Soccer division.  Heat was a big factor in the final game as teams stopped with 30 mins in to take a water breaks.  That was the first time I had remembered seeing such a thing occur in a professional game.  I have done that when I played club tournaments in the summber but never in an Olympic final match.

Argentina won in 2004 without letting in a single goal.  They were the first repeat Champions since Hungray did so in 1964, and 1968.  Argentina was led by Lionel Messi who had an assist in the game.  The Argentinians won 1-0 over Nigeria in the finals on Sunday. 

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