The two-time Olympic men’s football champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in its opening match at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.
In their first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through the hole of Lachlan Wells in the 14th minute at Sapporo Dome. Marco Tilio secured the victory in the 80’s, just a minute after leaving the bench.
Australia is at the top of Group C ahead of Egypt and Spain, who drew 0-0 in the other game.
The Argentines won Olympic gold in 2004 and 2008. Australia’s best performance was fourth place in 1992.