The 10th Maccabiah Games -- the Jewish Olympics -- reached the half-way stage on Sunday (17 July) with the two biggest teams, the United States and Israel, way ahead of the rest in the hunt for medals.
GV: kick-off of game between South Africa and Argentina, with South Africa playing left to right in light strip. Argentina kick off, and match in progress.
GV: Argentina attacking.
GV PAN: South Africa attacking and scoring goal 1-0.
GV: South Africa scoring second goal.
GV: Second Half: South Africa attacking and scoring third goal.
GV: South Africa scoring fourth goal.
SPORT: SOCCER - JEWISH OLYMPICS
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Background: The 10th Maccabiah Games -- the Jewish Olympics -- reached the half-way stage on Sunday (17 July) with the two biggest teams, the United States and Israel, way ahead of the rest in the hunt for medals. The Americans had 25 golds against the Israelis' 23, and a total of 62 medals altogether which is 10 more overall than Israel. One of the 34 countries taking part is South Africa, whose team won convincingly against Argentina in the Soccer tournament.
SYNOPSIS: Argentina - in the stripes and playing right to left -kicked off but soon lost possession. lay centred around the midfield area, with the South Africans seeming to make most of the running, although there weren't many positive moves early in the game. There are 18 nations in the football tournament, including Israel, the defending champions. They were held to a 2-all draw by Venezuela last week, while Italy went down to a crushing 10-1 defeat by England.
This attack by Argentina looked promising -- but the forwards couldn't do enough to press it home.
The South Africans hit back with a vengeance and carved right through Argentina's defence, after a quick attack up the right wing. There was no doubt at all about this go??
There was another goal for the South Africans before half time, putting them 2-nil ahead.
After that there was little chance for Argentina, and the South Africans dominated the rest of the match. This was goal number three.
And here's goal number four, although it wasn't the last one. The final score -- five nil to South Africa.