Olympic Games 2020 – Football (M): Historic qualification for New Zealand in the quarter-finals


New Zealand just got its ticket to the men’s soccer quarter-finals. Olympic Games 2020. In the second group, Olwais put the Romanian national team under observation on the third and final day of the group stage.

And tied on points before kick-off in Group B, New Zealand and Romania needed wins to advance to the next round. Except for that for New Zealanders, the process was less complicated. A guarantee of the lottery to validate qualification for the quarter-finals. Goal achieved for the Danny Hamm team. Despite the apparent dominance, Olwight had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Romania’s Tricolorii. Enough score to advance to the quarter-finals.

This qualification is historic for Chris Wood’s teammates who reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their history at the Olympics, thanks to a better goal difference than Romania. As for the Romanians, they can regret their utterly unsuccessful match against South Korea as they lost 4-0 on the second day of the group matches.

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