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Olympic men's soccer on Thursday ...
July 27th, 2012 1:14AM

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[SCOREBOARD] The parity in the men's soccer competition at the London Olympics was evident on the first day as four games ended in ties and the other four were decided by one goal. Host Great Britain had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Senegal when Moussa Konate equalized for the Lions of Taranga eight minutes from time. Brazil was cruising along with a 3-0 lead thanks to goals by Rafael, Leandro Damiao and Neymar after only 30 minutes, but Egypt rallied for two late goals to make the final score 3-2. Mexico's Olympic campaign got off to a sluggish start as it had to settle for a 0-0 tie with South Korea. For all the results, complete schedule and viewing information ...

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GROUP A
July 26 in Manchester
Uruguay 2 UAE 1
Great Britain 1 Senegal 1
July 29 in London
Senegal vs. Uruguay (MSNBC, live, noon ET)
Great Britain vs. UAE (MSNBC, live, 2:45 pm ET)
Aug. 1 in Cardiff
Great Britain vs. Uruguay (NBCSN, live, 2:45 pm ET)
Aug. 1 in Coventry
Senegal vs. UAE (MSNBC, live-joined in progress, 3:50 pm ET)

GROUP B
July 26 in Newcastle
Mexico 0 South Korea 0
Gabon 1 Switzerland 1
July 29 in Coventry
Mexico vs. Gabon
South Korea vs. Switzerland
Aug. 1 in Cardiff
Mexico vs. Switzerland (NBCSN, live, noon ET)
Aug. 1 in London
South Korea vs. Gabon

GROUP C
July 26 in Coventry
Belarus 1 New Zealand 0
Brazil 3 Egypt 2
July 29 in Manchester
Brazil vs. Belarus (MSNBC, live, 10 am ET)
Egypt vs. New Zealand
Aug. 1 in Newcastle
Brazil vs. New Zealand (NBCSN, live, 9:30 am ET)
Aug. 1 in Glasgow
Egypt vs. Belarus

GROUP D
July 26 in Glasgow
Japan 1 Spain 0
Honduras 2 Morocco 2
July 29 in Newcastle
Spain vs. Honduras
Japan vs. Morocco
Aug. 1 in Coventry
Japan vs. Honduras
Aug. 1 in Manchester
Spain vs. Morocco (MSNBC, live, noon ET)

QUARTERFINALS
Aug. 4 in Manchester
25: First Group D vs. Second Group C (MSNBC, live, 7 am ET)
Aug. 4 in London
26: First Group B vs. Second Group A (MSNBC, live, 9:30 am ET)
Aug. 4 in Newcastle
27: First Group C vs. Second Group D (MSNBC, live, noon ET)
Aug. 4 in Cardiff
28: First Group A vs. Second Group B (MSNBC, live, 2:30 pm ET)

SEMIFINALS
Aug. 7 in London
Winner match 26 vs. Winner match 25 (NBCSN, live, noon ET)
Aug. 7 in London
Winner match 28 vs. Winner match 27 (NBCSN, live, 2:45 pm ET)

BRONZE-MEDAL MATCH
Aug. 10 in Cardiff
(MSNBC, live, 9 am ET)

GOLD-MEDAL MATCH
Aug. 11 in London
(NBCSN, live, 10 am ET)



2 comments
  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: July 27, 2012 at 10:43 a.m.
    The refereeing for the GB vs. Senegal match was terrible. Senegal should of had at least 3 if not 4 players sent off the field during this game for consistant harsh fouling, consistency is needed here amoung the ref's.

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: July 27, 2012 at 1:47 p.m.
    I'm not a ref and I didn't see the entire match but the one foul late on Bellamy amazed me that it didn't draw a straight red. Then to find out the Senegal player already had a yellow and didn't get a 2nd amazed me even more. If that ref gets another game, it's pretty outrageous. By the way, not a Brit fan here, just a neutral who prefers to watch football and not rugby; apparently the ref is not a historian and doesn't realize the two games diverged over this exact foul, hacking. Bellamy is lucky he didn't lose a season to that 'tackle'.


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