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Olympics football results and fixtures

12 Aug 2012

MEN'S TOURNAMENT Group A July 26 - United Arab Emirates 1-2 Uruguay - Old Trafford July 26 - Great Britain 1-1 Senegal - Old Trafford July 29 - Senegal 2-0 Uruguay - Wembley July 29 - Great Britain 3-1 United...
 

Team GB - Was it worth it?

12 Aug 2012

As the curtain falls on what has been a glorious Olympic Games in London, it is time to assess Team GB’s performance in both football competitions. In my view, the men flopped and the women met expectations and changed...
 

Peralta the predator seals surprising gold for Mexico

11 Aug 2012

Brazil 1-2 Mexico Two goals from the in-form Oribe Peralta were enough at Wembley Stadium for Mexico to claim a surprising 2-1 win over Brazil in the gold medal match. Peralta scored one of the...
 

Gold medal match preview: Brazil v Mexico

11 Aug 2012

The gold medal in the men’s football at London 2012 will go to either Brazil or Mexico after the two sides successfully negotiated a route to the final - which will be played at Wembley on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). Pre-tournament...
 

South Korea beat Japan to take bronze - and avoid military service

11 Aug 2012

South Korea beat Japan 2-0 to take bronze in the Olympics men's football tournament in Cardiff on Friday night. The victory also earned Korea's players the opportunity to avoid military service. The country's medal winners are...
 

Olympics football - Where did it all begin?

9 Aug 2012

Before the World Cup and European Championships, the Olympics was the only major international competition to determine the world's best football team. But before the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, the Swedish Olympic Committee...
 

Bronze medal match preview: South Korea v Japan

9 Aug 2012

It will be an all-Asian affair in the bronze medal match at London 2012 after Far East giants South Korea and Japan fell at the semi-final stage to Brazil and Mexico respectively. The Samurai Blue will face off with their old nemesis...
 

Leandro Damiao leads Brazil to a showdown with Mexico

8 Aug 2012

Leandro Damiao scored another two goals as tournament favourites Brazil cruised past South Korea 3-0 at Old Trafford in the men's Olympic competition. They now face a showdown with Mexico in the final at Wembley, whilst the Koreans will...
 

Mexico reach their first Olympic final

8 Aug 2012

Mexico 3-1 Japan Mexico reached their first Olympic final in their history after coming from behind to beat Japan 3-1 at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Marco Fabian (pictured), Oribe Peralta and Javier Cortes gave the joyful...
 

What did we learn from Team GB?

8 Aug 2012

As British Olympic athletes racked up milestone after milestone on Saturday night, one inevitability remained exasperatingly constant. Whatever the badge on the shirt, whatever the tournament, whoever the personnel,...
 

Can South Korea upset the odds against the brilliant Brazilians?

7 Aug 2012

South Korea will be at Old Trafford in the second semi-final at the men's football Olympic tournament. They will be the penultimate obstacle that presents itself to Brazil, as coach Mano Menezes and his stars look to continue...
 

Mexico and Japan battle for medal chance

7 Aug 2012

Wembley plays host to the first semi-final of the men's football tournament between Mexico and Japan at the 2012 Olympic Games. For both teams this is a great opportunity to reach the final and have a chance of winning the gold...
 

Making the grade: Which Team GB stars could play for England?

7 Aug 2012

Following a jam packed summer of football, we have been able to bear witness to both the fate of the England national football team at Euro 2012 as well as Team GB’s first appearance at an Olympic games since 1960. After Stuart...
 

Headmaster’s report: Team GB at London 2012

7 Aug 2012

Dreams of a gold medal at London 2012 are over for Stuart Pearce’s Team GB side and just as we were getting all excited about a potential semi-final, the cruel fate of penalties yet again proved the undoing of an English-studded team once...
 

Men's quarter-final round-up: And then there were four

6 Aug 2012

The men’s football tournament isn’t the most prestigious event at the London 2012 Olympics but try telling that to the footballers involved in the last eight. It brought joy to four sides and pain for another four...
 

Penalties and bust for Team GB at the Olympics

5 Aug 2012

Team GB 1-1 South Korea (AET) (South Korea win 5-4 on penalties) Once again, a British team has failed in a penalty shootout after they lost 5-4 to South Korea, following two hours of football that...
 

Team GB v South Korea: The latest match odds

4 Aug 2012

Team GB will face South Korea on Saturday, August 4 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in the quarter-finals of the men’s tournament at London 2012. Stuart Pearce’s side successfully negotiated the preliminary round achieving a...
 

Possible Team GB starting 11 v South Korea

4 Aug 2012

Team GB finished top of Group A, with two wins and a draw. Stuart Pearce’s side haven’t shown gold medal winning form yet but have shown flashes of what they are capable of. They stay in...
 

South Korea stand in Team GB's way between potential semi-final

4 Aug 2012

Team GB head into their quarter-final against South Korea at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium in good form, having emerged from a tricky looking group unbeaten, with two wins and a draw from their opening three matches in the preliminary round....
 

Central Americans run to come to an end against the Selecao

4 Aug 2012

Brazil head into their Olympics quarter-final match with Honduras as heavy favourites having eased their way through the group stage, scoring nine goals in the process. The Selecao scored three goals in each match, with Santos star...