Argentina ousted in football; Portugal and Honduras advance
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 11, 2016 09:12 AM
Argentina's Angel Correa reacts after missing a penalty kick during a Group D match of the men's Olympic football tournament between Argentina and Honduras at the National Stadium, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Argentina has been eliminated from the Olympic football tournament after a 1-1 draw against Honduras, which advanced to the quarterfinals along with Portugal.
Two-time Olympic champion Argentina needed to win to reach the knockout round, but it wasn't able to defeat Honduras in Brasilia on Wednesday.
Antony Lozano scored for Honduras in the 75th and Mauricio Martinez for Argentina in injury time.
Both teams missed penalties when the match was scoreless. Honduras captain Bryan Acosta had his shot saved by Argentina goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli before halftime, while Argentina playmaker Angel Correa hit the post from the spot in the 55th.
Portugal drew 1-1 against Algeria in Belo Horizonte to finish first in the group with seven points. Honduras and Argentina ended with four points, with Honduras ahead on goal differential.