Group F will be a goalscorer in women’s football as Brazil, China, the Netherlands and Zambia score 32 goals in FOUR matches at the Tokyo Olympics
Group F in women’s football was a goal-fest in the first four games, with Brazil, China, the Netherlands and Zambia scoring a total of 32 goals so far at the Tokyo Olympics.
The group stage kicked off on Wednesday when the Netherlands defeated Zambia 10-3, while Brazil put five past China.
Saturday’s group matches were equally exciting with China and Zambia delivering a 4-4 thriller, while Brazil was held to an equally entertaining 3-3 tie against the Netherlands.
Vivianne Miedema scored twice when the Netherlands held Brazil to a 3-3 draw on Saturday
Wang Shuang scored four for China and Barbra Banda scored three for Zambia in a 4-4 draw
There have also been some exciting matches in the other groups, but Group F has proven to be the true entertainer so far.
In comparison, England’s group with Chile, Japan and Canada has been more strongly fought with eight goals in the first four games.
While the other group, made up of Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, have scored 19 goals together, which would normally be considered a high figure.
The Netherlands and Brazil lead the group after Dominique Janssen’s goal in the 79th minute enabled the Dutch to take some of the loot.
Vivianne Miedema gave the Orange the early lead in the third minute, but Debinha countered with an equalizer for Brazil in the 16th minute.
The Netherlands led 2-1 when Miedema scored her sixth goal of the tournament, having previously put four past Zambia.
Brazil would then take the lead after Marta equalized the game from the penalty spot before Ludmila gave her side the lead in the 68th minute.
Dominique Janssen’s goal in the 79th minute meant that the Netherlands would remain at the top of the group on goal difference.
Brazil, China, the Netherlands and Zambia have collectively scored 32 goals in just four games four
In the other game on Saturday, Wang Shuang and Barbra Banda stole the show for China and Zambia respectively.
Wang put China ahead within six minutes before Rachael Kundanji put the team in 104th place in the world.
However, China led 3-1 within 25 minutes when Wang scored two more goals, before Banda scored a penalty shortly before half time to make it 3-2 at half time.
Banda scored in the 47th and 69th minutes to give Zambia the lead and make it two hat-tricks in consecutive games.
However, Wang saved the day for China by scoring her fourth goal in the closing minutes to save a point.