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allezfred
07-26-2012, 10:34 AM
Men's football matches today....


Honduras vs Morocco (KO 1200) and Spain vs Japan (KO 1445) at Hampden Park (Glasgow)

Mexico vs South Korea (KO 1430) and Gabon vs Switzerland (KO 1715) at St James' Park (Newcastle)

United Arab Emirates vs Uruguay (KO 1700) and Great Britain vs Senegal (KO 2000) at Old Trafford (Manchester)

Egypt vs Brazil (KO 1945) at the Millennium Stadium (Cardiff)

Belarus vs New Zealand (KO 1945) at the City of Coventry Stadium (Coventry)

skatefan
07-26-2012, 11:42 AM
And nine athletes fail drug tests

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/athletics/nine-athletes-fail-drugs-tests-on-eve-of-olympic-games-7976834.html

Athlete seeks asylum

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2179037/First-Olympics-2012-athlete-claims-asylum-African-middle-distance-runner-held-police-Leeds.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

allezfred
07-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Athlete seeks asylum

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2179037/First-Olympics-2012-athlete-claims-asylum-African-middle-distance-runner-held-police-Leeds.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Hopefully the athlete is a good one so maybe he/she can represent GB in the future. :shuffle:

Domshabfan
07-26-2012, 01:15 PM
Morocco leads 1-0 over Hondurus at half time.

Domshabfan
07-26-2012, 02:13 PM
Morocco leads 1-0 over Hondurus at half time.

Morocco 2-2 Honduras FT score.

Dave of the North
07-26-2012, 03:34 PM
I just caught on to the day numbering scheme, we're slow over here in the homeland of the moose...:P

ioana
07-26-2012, 03:35 PM
Spanish team struggling on defense. After going down 0-1 to Japan, they almost got caught again. And, while I love seeing my bf on the attack, he's really not a pure forward, so I'm not sure this is the best strategy...And Jordi Alba gets a yellow card now.

ETA Inigo Martinez gets sent off on a red card (not quite deserved, but a yellow and the free kick for Japan were). U23 Rojitos are :fragile:

allezfred
07-26-2012, 04:57 PM
Final score Spain 0-1 Japan. :eek:

SHARPIE
07-26-2012, 05:44 PM
Yay Japan :cheer:

Anyway, here's today's Nationality cock up! :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18997930


London 2012: Wales' Joe Allen listed as English by Team GB

Olympic organisers are facing another embarrassing gaffe after describing Welsh midfielder Joe Allen as English in the official Team GB programme.

Allen, 22, is set to feature for Great Britain on Thursday in their opening match against Senegal at Old Trafford.

The mistake follows the humiliating episode at Hampden Park when the South Korea flag was shown next to North Korea's women footballers.

Games organisers Locog have been asked for a response to the latest blunder.

Allen, a fluent Welsh speaker from Pembrokeshire, is one of five Welshman selected in the men's football squad. But under the title 'Nationality' in the official programme, the Swansea City midfielder is listed as English.

Compatriots Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, Aaron Ramsey and Neil Taylor have all correctly been identified as Welsh in the official programme.

ioana
07-26-2012, 06:40 PM
Final score Spain 0-1 Japan. :eek:

It was a well-deserved win for them. Nagai (their No 11) played very well. After reading up on last man fouls, I guess the red card for Martinez was deserved after all. Hopefully, Spain can play better against Honduras.

skatefan
07-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Hopefully the athlete is a good one so maybe he/she can represent GB in the future. :shuffle:

:lol: yeah

Lorac
07-26-2012, 08:05 PM
Here come the British Football Team - let's kick some butt boys!!

Hanna
07-26-2012, 08:56 PM
The Finnish commentators are obviously unimpressed by the GBR - Senegal match and are therefore snarking things like "The player could pull his pants a bit higher up" to pass the time. :rofl:

gingercrush
07-26-2012, 10:54 PM
Bah we lose men's football as well. Not that it isn't a surprise but still I'd like at least one win from either team before these Olympics are over.

Yay bring on Opening Ceremony and Day One ^_^

Fridge_Break
07-27-2012, 12:32 AM
Was hoping Egypt could pull back and tie it up at the end against Brazil. Regardless they played an excellent game from what I saw. I like that the players mentioned beforehand that while there's so much that's going on in their country right now, they want to show that they've still got a good soccer team. :) I visited Egypt back in 2008 and the Egyptians were the nicest people I've ever met. Can't help but to cheer for them here!