Thursday, August 02, 2012

Men's Olympic Soccer: Wednesday's Review, Reports, & Analyses

Great Britain sealed their place in the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win in Cardiff that knocked Uruguay out of the Olympics. With Uruguay losing, Senegal sealed their place as runners-up after they drew 1-1 with the United Arab Emirates. Internacional striker Leandro Damiao inspired 10-man Brazil to comfortable 3-0 Group C victory over New Zealand to send them into the quarter-finals with a 100% record. Egypt also progressed to the knockout rounds after a convincing 3-1 win to knock out Belarus. Pre-tournament favourites Spain embarrassingly bowed out of the men's Olympic football competition without a goal to their name as they drew 0-0 to Morocco. In the same group, Japan and Honduras both qualified for the quarter-finals in the men's football tournament after fighting out a 0-0 draw of their own at the City of Coventry Stadium. Japan finished top of the group with seven points from three games and they will take on Egypt in the last eight. Runners-up Honduras will face a more daunting test against one of the tournament favourites in Brazil. Oribe Peralta's second-half strike saw Mexico top Group B with a 1-0 victory over Switzerland at the Millennium Stadium. South Korea set up a quarter-final meeting with Great Britain despite being held to a disappointing 0-0 draw against Gabon at Wembley.


Great Britain 1 - 0 Uruguay
Henry Winter at the Millennium Stadium
Paul Fletcher at the Millennium Stadium
Daniel Taylor at the Millennium Stadium
John Brewin at the Millennium Stadium

Brazil 3 - 0 New Zealand
Luke Edwards at St. James's Park

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