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Olympic men's soccer on Saturday ...
August 4th, 2012 11:31PM

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[SCOREBOARD] Mexico recovered after blowing a 2-0 lead to beat Senegal, 4-2, in overtime and advance to the final four of the Olympic men's soccer competition for the first time since 1968. Giovani dos Santos and Hector Herrera scored in overtime in a match that drew 81,855 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The Tri will meet Japan, a 3-0 winner over Egypt, in the semifinals. For all the results, complete schedule and viewing information ...

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QUARTERFINALS
Aug. 4 in Manchester
Japan 3 Egypt 0
Aug. 4 in London
Mexico 4 Senegal 2 (OT)
Aug. 4 in Newcastle
Brazil 3 Honduras 2
Aug. 4 in Cardiff
Great Britain 1 South Korea 1 (South Korea wins 5-4 on penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS
Aug. 7 in London
Japan vs. Mexico (NBCSN, live, noon ET)
Aug. 7 in London
Brazil vs. South Korea (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)

GROUP A
July 26 in Manchester
Uruguay 2 UAE 1
Great Britain 1 Senegal 1
July 29 in London
Senegal 2 Uruguay 0
Great Britain 3 UAE 1
Aug. 1 in Cardiff
Great Britain 1 Uruguay 0
Aug. 1 in Coventry
Senegal 1 UAE 1

GROUP B
July 26 in Newcastle
Mexico 0 South Korea 0
Gabon 1 Switzerland 1
July 29 in Coventry
Mexico 2 Gabon 0
South Korea 2 Switzerland 1
Aug. 1 in Cardiff
Mexico 1 Switzerland 0
Aug. 1 in London
South Korea 0 Gabon 0

GROUP C
July 26 in Coventry
Belarus 1 New Zealand 0
Brazil 3 Egypt 2
July 29 in Manchester
Brazil 3 Belarus 1
Egypt 1 New Zealand 1
Aug. 1 in Newcastle
Brazil 3 New Zealand 0
Aug. 1 in Glasgow
Egypt 3 Belarus 1

GROUP D
July 26 in Glasgow
Japan 1 Spain 0
Honduras 2 Morocco 2
July 29 in Newcastle
Honduras 1 Spain 0
Japan 1 Morocco 0
Aug. 1 in Coventry
Japan 0 Honduras 0
Aug. 1 in Manchester
Spain 0 Morocco 0



6 comments
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: August 5, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.
    Mexico is excelling at all age groups quickly establishing themselves as a world ppwerhuse.

  1. Carl Hudson
    commented on: August 6, 2012 at 11:11 a.m.
    I loved it when showoff ass Sturridge tried his PK stutter-step and got SAVED to lose the PKSO.

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: August 6, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.
    Commenting on PK shootouts a while back, Brad Friedel mentioned that as a goalkeeper, he loved to see the taker stutter-step since it broke his tempo, and the goalkeeper could just ignore it. I haven't made any scientific analysis of percentage of PKs saved when the taker breaks his run up as opposed to those who simply make a smooth run forward and hit it, but I would bet the percentages would show the "broken run" was saved at a higher rate.

  1. Gordon Hayes
    commented on: August 6, 2012 at 2:16 p.m.
    Please don't bite on Luis', who never played the game, continued efforts to divide nationalities and races.

  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: August 6, 2012 at 6:29 p.m.
    Only a dishpnest racist like Gordon woul find my comment above racially negative in any way. I hope not all College Soccer coaches are like him.

  1. Gordon Hayes
    commented on: August 7, 2012 at 3:15 a.m.
    Please don't bite on Luis', who never played the game, continued race-baiting efforts to divide nationalities and races.


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