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Football legacy for Olympic Stadium?

27 Jul 2012

As with any Olympic games, legacy is a buzzword at London 2012. The opening ceremony showcased all that is great about Britain. But when the gold medals have been won and the dust has settled, what next? Leyton Orient...
 

Olympic participation is something that money cannot buy

27 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures Football and the Olympics are an uneasy fit. As many commentators have pointed out over the weeks leading up to the 2012 tournament, this is a long way...
 

Team GB v Senegal: Preview & match odds

26 Jul 2012

The opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games takes place on Friday, but the football competition begins before this spectacular extravaganza. Team GB's women kicked off with a win on Wednesday and, after 52 years of...
 

Possible Team GB starting 11 v Senegal

26 Jul 2012

Team GB kick-off their Olympics campaign against Senegal at Old Trafford on Thursday. Here, Total Football runs the rule over the possible starting 11 as Britain go for football gold for the first time. Goalkeeper Jack...
 

Redknapp sees the benefit in Olympic scouting mission

26 Jul 2012

Ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Olympic football is not only worthwhile in terms of representing the nation, but also great in terms of scouting lesser-known talents and sourcing relatively unknown quantities. With nations...
 

Beckham to feature in opening ceremony

25 Jul 2012

David Beckham has revealed in a recent interview with CNN that he is to play a cameo role in Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony. The 37-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder would not reveal any details of the event however, stating that he...
 

Olympic doubts? Where can Team GB improve?

25 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures The so-called Olympic spirit may have taken a blow even before London 2012 has begun with Stuart Pearce’s Team GB outfit comfortably beaten 2-0 in a friendly with...
 

Pearce needs to put the 'team' into 'Team GB' to ensure gold

21 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures As anyone who has even the most basic understanding of football will tell you, effort and desire alone do not win football matches and that school of thought was...
 

Team GB fall to impressive Brazil

21 Jul 2012

Two first-half goals condemned Team GB to defeat against an impressive Brail team at the Riverside. Spurs midfielder Sandro gave the visitors the lead after just 12 minutes with a well-taken header at the far-post, before Neymar...
 

Team GB v Brazil: Match preview

20 Jul 2012

Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium plays host to a warm-up match on Friday between Team GB and Brazil. It is the only chance for manager Stuart Pearce (pictured) to tune his players together in a competitive environment before their...
 

Team GB update: Uncertainty over Sturridge leading into London 2012

17 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures With Team GB’s first group stage match at London 2012 against Senegal just nine days away, there are still doubts over striker Daniel Sturridge who recently joined...
 

Team GB will look to improve after initial setback

17 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures Stuart Pearce’s Team GB side fell to a 1-0 defeat by a Mexico Under-23 side in a private friendly in Marbella on Sunday. The squad's official first...
 

Beckham says he is not the man to light Olympic flame

13 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures Former England captain David Beckham has ruled himself out of contention to light the Olympic flame when the London games get under way on July 27. ...
 

Team GB must be able to cope with pressure

12 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures With international competition comes fresh hope and expectation for a national team to succeed. Too many times has this spelled turmoil - England’s last...
 

The men who didn’t make the Team GB squad

11 Jul 2012

The unveiling of any international squad for a major tournament is always sure to raise eyebrows and Great Britain's Olympic football squad selection certainly did that. It is highly unlikely that all supporters are ever entirely happy...
 

Team GB's possible route to the final

10 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures With the Olympics just 17 days away, Team GB are one of 16 nations to compete in the football competition. However, with the limelight firmly on Stuart Pearce’s...
 

Captain Giggs to lead GB's race for gold

8 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has been named as Great Britain captain for the Olympics. The 38-year-old Welshman has had an illustrious football...
 

Are there higher expectations for Team GB than England at Euro 2012?

8 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures With every passing day, the London Olympics get closer and closer. The football competition is often a sideshow to the major Olympic events...
 

Brazil name talented squad for London 2012

6 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures Brazil coach Mano Menezes named his squad for the Olympics yesterday with a host of talents heading to London. Thiago Silva, Hulk and Marcelo were named...
 

Team GB: The standby list

5 Jul 2012

As Team GB begins preparations for Olympics glory, Daniel Sturridge continues to look a doubt for the squad as he suffers with viral meningitis in hospital. However if football has taught us anything, it’s that it’s considerably...