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Shellharbour soccer star makes winning start in Tokyo

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The Matildas have continued their 27-year unbeaten run against New Zealand with a 2-1 win over the Kiwi's in their opening match at the Tokyo Olympics.

Shellharbour's Caitlin Foord had a couple of shots on goal but couldn't find the back of the net.

The narrow win is Australia's first ever opening match victory at an Olympic Games.

The Matildas now face a huge challenge against Sweden on Saturday night after they upset the USA 3-nil in their opening match.

The Olyroos kickoff their campaign against Argentina tonight with Illawarra duo Joel King and Kye Rowles inline to make their Olympic debuts.

Image: Football Australia