July 30, 2012
  Follow @ Twitter

Spain out of Olympic football tournament

Spain crashed out of the Olympic football tournament on Sunday after the world and European champions suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Honduras at Newcastle's St James' Park.

Jerry Bengtson's seventh-minute header was all that separated the sides in a stunning victory for the Central Americans that meant Spain could not qualify out of Group D following their opening defeat by Japan.

In a fractious match featuring 12 bookings, Spain's Iker Muniain hit the post and Rodrigo the bar, before a host of Spanish players converged upon referee Juan Soto Arevalo after the Venezuelan official denied them a penalty late on.

Bengtson scored when he rose high to power in Roger Espinoza's driven cross past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

AFP

Uptown

PREVIOUS STORY
Ba wins 15th Battle Of Giants title
NEXT STORY
Neymar stars as Brazil bounce back

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 


 






SPORTS
Crusaders opt for Nelson, drop Fiji plans
The Canterbury Crusaders have abandoned plans to play their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Fiji and will now stage their home fixture in Nelson.
RUGBY
Crusaders opt for Nelson, drop Fiji plans
The Canterbury Crusaders have abandoned plans to play their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Fiji and will now stage their home fixture in Nelson.
FIJI NEWS
Govt investments need due diligence: Singh
Government needs to do proper due diligence before they make any investment, says Public Accounts Committee member Balmindar Singh.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Chavez in Venezuela after cancer surgery
President Hugo Chavez surprised and in many cases delighted Venezuelans by returning home on Monday, albeit to an uncertain future, ending a more than two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS