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Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer

Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.

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Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion was stunned 2-0 by in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.

In its first Olympic game since 2008, took the lead through Lachlan Wales' tap-in the 14th minute at the Sapporo Dome.

Marco Tilio secured the victory in the 80th, just a minute after coming off the bench.

is top of Group C ahead Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 in the other game.

The Argentines won Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008. Australia's best showing was fourth place in 1992.

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First Published: Thu, July 22 2021. 21:09 IST