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Rio 2016 Olympics: Draw ends Olympic dream for Iraq and South Africa

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Iraq and South Africa ended their campaigns at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after drawing 1-1 in their final Group A match on Wednesday evening. Iraq captain Saad Luaibi’s first-half header cancelled out Gift Motupa’s early goal for South Africa in Sao Paulo, with the West Asians looking the more likely side to win the contest after creating ...

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Rio Olympic Games: Brazil frustrated by impenetrable Iraq in goalless draw

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Brazil played out their second consecutive goalless draw at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, held in Brasilia by a resilient Iraq. A Seleção had the majority of possession, and went close – most notably with Renato Augusto hitting the crossbar – but they could not break down Abdul-Ghani Shahad’s side. The hosts made a fast-paced start to the match, with Gabriel ...

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