Olympics: Olyroos Hub

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

Match 1 vs Argentina

Messaging out of the Olyroos camp was extremely positive in the lead-up to their first Olympic campaign in 13 years, and we're starting to see why.


Coach Graham Arnold declared his side was ready to "shock the world", and they did just that with a 2-0 upset over Argentina.


Lachlan Wales scored the first, and Marco Tillio elevated himself to cult hero status with a spectacular strike to seal the result less than a minute after he was subbed on.


Arnold prefers to refer to his so-called 'group of death' as the "group of dreams", and the Olyroos will be dreaming of adding Spain to their scalps when they do battle at 8:30pm AEST on Sunday night.



Match 2 vs Spain

The Olyroos were gallant, gutsy and gritty, but couldn't get over the line in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Spain.


Spain were comfortably the better side, but had to earn their first goal of the tournament, which didn't come until the 81st minute.


Holding a powerhouse like Spain scoreless for 81 minutes is a tremendous achievement, and a testament to not only the Olyroos defence but their willpower.


The group is evenly poised, and everything comes down to the final game with all four nations in the qualification mix.


Win or draw against Egypt, and the Olyroos will secure a monumental berth in the final eight. The game kicks off on Wednesday at 9:00pm AEST.



Match 3 vs Egypt

A 2-0 loss means the Olyroos didn't progress to the quarter finals.


Summary > Olyroos Olympic campaign grinds to heartbreaking halt




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