Elise Kellond-Knight

The Australian women's football team had the honour of being the first Aussies to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when they took on Canada two days before the Opening Ceremony in Sao Paolo. Unfortunately it wasn’t the start the side wanted after they went down a goal in the opening minute and eventually lost 2-0. The Aussies came out firing in their second match against Germany taking a two goal lead before the Germans struck late in both halves to see the match end in a 2-2 draw. Needing a win in their final match to progress, the Aussies delivered that and more as they thrashed Zimbabwe 6-1 to set up a quarter-final clash with hosts Brazil. After a tense 120 minutes of football, neither side could find the back of the net and the match went to penalties. Australia looked to have the upper hand when Brazil missed the first penalty but in front of 60,000 locals the home side claimed the shootout 7-6 to progress through to the final four.

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Football - Women
First Round Group F Match 2 CAN v AUS HT: 0-1 CAN 2-0 Loss
First Round Group F Match 9 GER v AUS HT: 2-1, Goals: Kerr - 6', Foord - 45' GER 2-2 Draw
First Round Group F Match 17 AUS v ZIM HT: 3-0, Goals: de Vanna - 2', Polkinghorne - 15', Kennedy - 37', Simon - 50', Heyman - 55', 66' ZIM 6-1 Win
Quarterfinal HT: 0-0 BRA 0:0 AET 7:6 PSO Loss
Final Placing 7 / 12

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