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Mexico’s moment or Senegal’s time to shine?

4 Aug 2012

Two sides that have surprised everyone will go head to head on Saturday at Wembley Stadium as they fight for an elusive Olympic medal. Senegal finished second behind Team GB in Group A, and ahead of the Copa America champs...
 

Surprise package Japan face Egyptian test

4 Aug 2012

The Japanese team is having an Olympic Games to remember in London 2012. They have progressed through to the quarter-finals of the tournament after winning Group D with some conviction, beating pre-tournament favourites Spain...
 

Round-up of the final men's group matches

2 Aug 2012

The final set of group matches in the men’s Olympic football competition largely lacked goals and match action but did settle the remaining issues regarding the knockout stages. Only Brazil had already secured their...
 

Sturridge strike sends Team GB into last eight

2 Aug 2012

Team GB 1-0 Uruguay Daniel Sturridge’s first-half goal was enough to see off Uruguay at the Millenium Stadium and send Stuart Pearce’s side into the last eight of the competition. The Chelsea striker latched...
 

Brazil underline favourites tag with another impressive victory

2 Aug 2012

Brazil 3-0 New Zealand Brazil underlined their billing as pre-tournament gold medal favourites, after recording an impressive 3-0 victory over New Zealand at the Sports Direct Arena in Newcastle. ...
 

Peralta ends the Swiss resistance as Mexico progress

2 Aug 2012

Mexico 1-0 Switzerland Mexico booked their place in the last eight of the men's football tournament after defeating Switzerland 1-0 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. After a weak start, the Mexicans got stronger as the...
 

Stalemate at Coventry ensures qualification for both Japan and Honduras

2 Aug 2012

Japan 0-0 Honduras Japan and Honduras played out a dour 0-0 draw in Coventry, which sees both sides progress into the knockout stages of the Olympic men's football tournament from Group D. The match, played in...
 

Senegal reach the last eight with a draw

2 Aug 2012

Senegal 1-1 UAE Senegal have reached the last eight of the men's football tournament at their first attempt. They drew 1-1 with the United Arab Emirates at the City of Coventry Stadium, meaning they finish second in Group A...
 

Team GB v Uruguay: The latest match odds

1 Aug 2012

Team GB will face Uruguay on Wednesday (KO 19.45) in their last match in the group stage knowing that a draw is enough for them to go through to the quarter-finals. Stuart Pearce's side are slight favourites to win the game - match odds...
 

Possible Team GB starting 11 v Uruguay

1 Aug 2012

Team GB head into match day three with the aim of defeating Uruguay in Cardiff on Wednesday in their bid to top Group A. Challenging GB for top spot are Senegal who have also amounted four points out of two games and indeed Uruguay...
 

Japan raising eyebrows

31 Jul 2012

Japan have been the surprise package of the men’s and women’s football competition at London 2012 – and both sides have given themselves a real chance to be medal contenders. With one game to go, the men have already qualified...
 

Men's football tournament round-up

31 Jul 2012

Spain are out, Team GB are on the brink of qualifying for the quarter-finals and Brazil are looking strong contenders for the gold medal. There are already some surprise packages, including Japan, Honduras and Senegal, while Mexico and...
 

The future of Spanish football is safe

30 Jul 2012

Disappointing, unexpected and disastrous - just a few of the (more polite) words that have been used to describe Spain's performance at the Olympics. 'La Rojita' were knocked out of London 2012 on Sunday after 1-0 defeats against Japan...
 

Gunning for gold: London 2012’s likely contenders

30 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures With gold medal hopefuls Spain having been surprisingly eliminated during the preliminary stage, London 2012 is wide open for a whole host of other nations as the...
 

The downfall of Tiki-Taka or just a freak exit for Spain?

30 Jul 2012

It won’t be an amazing treble for Iberian dominance as Spain surprisingly crashed out of Olympic football yesterday evening, failing to maintain their most burgeoning of reputations following back to back European Championships success and...
 

Brazil have won everything apart from a gold medal

30 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures After two wins in their first two group games, the Brazilian players will be pointing their index fingers skywards praying for their first gold medal. ...
 

Team GB survive scare to sit on the brink of qualification

29 Jul 2012

Team GB 3-1 United Arab Emirates Team GB’s hopes of progression from the men’s Olympic competition improved after a 3-1 success over the United Arab Emirates. Stuart Pearce’s men now sit level...
 

Team GB - The positives and negatives

29 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures Team GB got their long-awaited Olympics campaign underway with a 1-1 draw against a strong Senegal side at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Craig Bellamy's...
 

London 2012: Ten to watch in the men’s tournament

29 Jul 2012

STOP PRESS - CLICK HERE to see all the Olympics football results and fixtures With the men’s football tournament underway at London 2012, the teams will be looking to put all their hard work into practice in pursuit of the gold medal. ...
 

London 2012 lit up by football extravaganza

27 Jul 2012

With 18 goals scored and a few red cards thrown in for good measure, the Olympics football tournament got underway with a bang. Here's Total Football's round-up of the opening eight matches. Group A UAE 1-2 Uruguay ...