The two time champions of the tournament have been knocked out of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Argentina, back to back winners in 2004 and 2008 drew 1-1 against Honduras and were not able to make it out of the group. The team is eliminated due to goal difference with Honduras and group leaders Portugal making it to the next round. Without team captain Victor CUESTA, the team missed a few chances in front of goal, most notably the new West Ham player Jonathan CALLERI.
With the score at 0-0, goalkeeper Geronimo RULLI made a fantastic save which was later overshadowed by a penalty kick save just moments afterwards. Still at 0-0, it was Angel CORREA’s chance to give Argentina the lead as they were awarded a penalty kick but his shot did not go in.
Honduras took the lead (ironically enough through a penalty) but a deflected free kick by Mauricio MARTINEZ tied it at 1-1. However, they couldn’t score the second goal and the team got eliminated.