Rio Olympics 2016 begins with women's football, new record set

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4: Football at Rio Olympics 2016 has official started 2 days before the opening ceremony. The games kicked-off with six women's football matches and saw new record being scripted.

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Canada's Janine Beckie scored the fastest goal in history as she netted within 20 seconds of the match against Australia.

USA eves celebrate after defeating New Zealand 2-0 (Image courtesy: Rio Olympics official Twitter handle)

In the very first match, Sweden women took on South African eves in which the Swedes scripted a narrow 1-0 win thanks to Nilla Fischer's early goal.

Hosts Brazil defeated China 3-0 thanks to goals from defender Monica, Andressa Alves and Cristiane. Former world player of the year Marta was the star attraction in this high voltage game.

Brazil are placed in Group E along side China, Sweden and South Africa. They take on Sweden on August 7.

In the another match, giants of women's football, USA defeated New Zealand courtesy goals from star footballer and world footballer of the year Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. The win helps USA to increase their unbeaten streak to 12 matches.

Some other results from the first of Rio Olympics 2016 are:

Germany 6-1 Zimbabwe

Canada 2-0 Australia

France 4-0 Colombia

Here are the current group standings:

Group E

Position Teams Matches Points 
1 Brazil 1 3
2 Sweden
South Africa  0

Group F

Position Teams  Matches  Points 
1 Germany 1

Group G

Position Teams  Matches  Points 
France 3
New Zealand 

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