Mintlaw's Kim Little leads the way as Team GB beat Chile in Olympic opener

Mintlaw's Kim Little played a key role as Team GB got their Tokyo Olympics 2020 effort off to a winning note.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 12:28 pm

Although the opening ceremony isn't until Friday, the women's football team kicked off their medal bid on Wednesday when they faced Chile in their opening group match.

As one of the team's three designated co-captains, Little led the team out for their first taste of action in Sapporo.

The 31-year-old Arsenal captain was hugely influential in her midfield role as Team GB started with a 2-0 win thanks to a double from England international.

Britain's midfielder Kim Little shoots for goal during Great Britain's win over Chile (Photo by ASANO IKKO/AFP via Getty Images)

And former GB captain Casey Stoney told the BBC: "Little controlled and dictated the game and her ability to scan as the ball is on the move is excellent. She constantly has her head moving and she can beat pressure.

"I think Little could be key in this tournament."

Team GB's next match is against hosts Japan on Saturday at 11.30am BST.