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The US women lost their first-ever Olympic rugby match

USA's Bui Baravilala prepares to take a kick in the womens rugby sevens match between Fiji and USA during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

USA's Bui Baravilala prepares to take a kick in the womens rugby sevens match between Fiji and USA during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The silver lining to the US women's rugby team's losing its first-ever Olympic game is that it gets a chance at redemption later on Saturday.

In the Olympic debut for both teams, Fiji edged the Americans 12-7 on the first day of the Rio de Janeiro games.

Rugby has been absent from the Olympics since 1924 and women's rugby had never been included.

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Fiji scored three minutes into the match to make it 7-0 and then again 30 seconds into the second half. The US managed one try, but couldn't mount a rally after that.

FT: #FIJ turn on the skill to overpower #USA in Pool A of #Rugby7s at #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/MMgPippUzX

— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) August 6, 2016

The US team faces Colombia tonight at 5 p.m. ET.