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Crisis-struck Argentine football suffered another blow Wednesday when the two-time Olympic gold medallists were dumped out of the Rio Games at the group stages following a 1-1 draw with Honduras.

Argentina needed to win to secure a place in the last eight due to their inferior goal difference with the Hondurans after both had lost to Portugal and beat Algeria in their opening two group matches.

However, the Central Americans sprung a huge surprise as Antony Lorenzo’s penalty 15 minutes from time put them in front in Brasilia and, despite Mauricio Martinez’s equaliser deep into stoppage time, Argentina bowed out in embarrassing fashion.

The Albiceleste’s chances were severely hampered by chaotic preparation for the Games.