Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand shrugged aside his impeding improper conduct allegations by the FA for a place in the stands at Old Trafford to see USA women defeat North Korea 1-0. Wearing an oversize baseball cap printed with the number five Ferdinand saw a tetchy game with some meaty tackles which eventually saw North Korea substitute M. Choe dismissed for two quickfire yellow card offences in the second half.

Sitting alongside United's central defender was Javier Hernandez, and the Mexican striker would have been impressed with his US counterpart Abby Wambach who scored the only game of the game for her third strike of the Olympic tournament and 141st international goal.

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