Olympics 2012

Spain humiliated in soccer

2012-08-01 20:13
Spain's Adrian Lopez fights for the ball against Morocco's Zouhair Feddal (AP)

Manchester - Spain exited the men's Olympic soccer tournament without scoring a single goal in three matches after a 0-0 draw against Morocco on Wednesday in the final group round.

Forward Adrian Lopez had the best chances for Spain, hitting the post in the 31st minute and then wasting a good chance in the 69th when he was clear on goal. Lopez latched on to a throughball, but then glanced at the linesman to see whether he was offside instead of shooting. When the official kept his flag down, Lopez dribbled slowly toward goal and sent a weak shot wide.

Spain, who finished last in Group D, were already eliminated from the tournament after losing 1-0 in their first two matches against Japan and Honduras. Morocco also go home after finishing third in Group D.

Results from the men's Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday:

Group A

At Cardiff


Great Britain 1 Uruguay 0

At Coventry

Senegal 1 United Arab Emirates 1

Group B

At Cardiff

Mexico 1 Switzerland 0

At Wembley

South Korea 0 Gabon 0

Group C


At Newcastle

Brazil 3 New Zealand 0

At Glasgow


Egypt 3 Belarus 1

Group D


At Coventry

Japan 0 Honduras 0

At Manchester


Spain 0 Morocco 0

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