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Argentina captures first Olympic gold

Updated: August 28, 2004, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Finally Argentina has something Brazil doesn't: an Olympic soccer gold medal.

Carlos Tevez scored his eighth goal of the tournament and Argentina -- for decades in the shadows of five-time World Cup winner Brazil -- beat Paraguay 1-0 in Saturday's all-South American final.

"To be champion of the Olympic Games is quite an achievement," Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa said. "What has just happened ... is something that fills me with happiness."

A day after Argentina's ...

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