Illawarra Newsroom

King makes dream debut for Olyroos

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Shellharbour soccer star Joel King has followed the lead of the Illawarra's Matildas veteran, Caitlin Foord and made a winning start at the Tokyo Olympics.

The young Sydney FC defender played a key role in the Olyroos 2-nil upset of Argentina overnight.

Lachie Wales finished a King cross to put our boys on the board in the 20th minute before Marco Tilio nailed our second 10 minutes from time.

Olyroos coach Graham Arnold had promised his players would produce "something special" in Japan and they duly delivered under the closed roof of the Sapporo Dome.

Australia's win, which sees them top the Group C standings, avenged 1-0 defeats to Argentina at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics when the South Americans went on to win gold.

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