The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have come and gone; Joey Lynch offers thoughts on the past month, and of what lies ahead for Australia.
Japan and South Korea will once again represent Asia in Olympic Games men's football after both qualified for the quarterfinals.
A much-changed Australia team was eliminated at the group stage, leaving them to wonder "what if?" while Egypt focus on a quarterfinal vs. Brazil.
Australia's men's Olympic football campaign that caused such excitement early is over after the Olyroos crashed out following a 2-0 loss to Egypt.
Spain dominated the match against Australia with their young stars but Australia showed that they still have a future at the Olympics and beyond.
Spain captain Mikel Oyarzabal's winner means the Olyroos' hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals come down to their final match against Egypt.
Australia got their first appearance at a men's Olympic football tournament since 2008 off to a dream start by beating Argentina.
Australia started their Tokyo Olympics campaign in spectacular fashion with a surprising 2-0 victory over Argentina.
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