27 Jul 2012

Oly Whites lose London opener

9:24 am on 27 July 2012

The Oly-Whites have lost their opening game of the Olympic football tournament 1-nil to Belarus at the City of Coventry Stadium.

The Oly Whites had the better of the first period but conceded a goal on the stroke of halftime when the New Zealand goalie Michael O'Keefe failed to clear the ball from a corner and it was headed home.

New Zealand's second pool game is against Egypt on Sunday evening, and game three is against the favourites Brazil.