OTD in 2008, USA beat Brazil 1-0 to win women’s football Olympic Gold (video)
On August, 21st 2008, the United States of America (USA) beat Brazil 1-0 to win the gold medal in the women’s football event at the 2008 SXummer Olympic Games held in Beijing China.
Any game between the USA and Brazil in women’s football is enticing as they are powerhouse countries.
It, therefore, is no surprise that the game ended goalless both in the first half and second half of regulation time as it was a closely contested encounter.
The breakthrough however would come in the first half of extra time as Carly Lloyd thunderous left-footed strike in the 96th minute gave the USA the lead.
The USA would hold on in the second half of extra time to win the game and claim the gold medal in front of 51,612 people in attendance at the Workers Stadium, Beijing.
Watch the USA beat Brazil to win gold at the 2008 Olympics below