Great Britain v Sweden Match of the Day Live


Great Britain v Sweden

Gabby Logan presents live coverage from the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, as Great Britain's women face Sweden in their only friendly before the Olympics.


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Hello, welcome to Middlesbrough. This time next week the Olympic

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torch will be on the final few miles for its journey to London and

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the start of the 2012 Games. It will be a landmark occasion for

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Great Britain's little teams. For the men it is over 50 years since

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they have appeared at the Olympics, and for the women it is the first

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time. In fact we were banned from playing football 50 years ago. This

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is the only a warm-up game at the Riverside Stadium today and if

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Olympic gold is the target, we will get a good idea of how realistic

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that is in the next few hours. If gold is to be the colour, that may

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well come down to the formal of the team's golden girl. A Kelly Smith!

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Our country's top scorer and one of the world's top players. The

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striker heads eight cast mainly made from the England team, and at

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the helm at their coach, now a leading Team GB. Hope springs

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eternal. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We go into games

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wanting to win everyone and this is no different. The ambition is there

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but all that be enough to win the biggest prize of the Olympic Games?

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One of the great things about football at the Olympic Games is

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the chance to spread the message around the UK and take it out of

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London's. Six stadiums are taking hold of the football. Two of the

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most players have joined me today. A BBC regular, Sue Smith, and

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recently retired former captain here. Was that deliberate timing? A

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lot of fans would have loved to have seen you play a bit longer.

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Now I am here, I am thinking, can I take it back? But my knees were

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giving out. Team GB's lost his our game. There was 60,000 watching

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women's football in Germany. For this team to play in front of

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30,040 1,000, it is pivotal. Without a doubt and they are so

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excited. They just want to play. To take them to different venues

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around the UK is great and it is a way of letting people that have not

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seen women's football before... saw boys and girls in their school

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uniforms coming to watch. That is your audience. They can aspire to

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be them and that is fantastic. GB could not wish for a more

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experienced woman at the helm. Hope Powell has been managers since 1998

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and in that time, the men's team have seen nine different bosses in

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charge. Hope Powell has guided the women to two World Cups and three

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world champions, -- what championships, but this is

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different, this is Team GB. This is the first time we have seen

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a Team GB line-up. Four Scots in this side, no Pharrell Williams.

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Explain the thinking. -- no Fara Williams. There is no Rachel Yankey,

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Karen Carney, Williams, a lot of experienced players are not

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starting but those who are starting probably have earned their right to

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start. We will probably make changes at half-time. You are

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explode -- playing a very experienced Sweden line-up. That is

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a great test. They came third in the World Cup, which is great for

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them. They provide the right colour back at this stage to really test

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us. We know it will be a tough game -- bill right Caliber. It gives us

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a barometer to see how much work we have done and how much work we need

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to do. You have managed England 150 times, and this is the first time

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publicly with Team GB. How different is it? A very different.

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The kit is different, the players are different, it is a different

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environment. We have been with the male Team GB. It is a different

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atmosphere and something very special. We are trying to adopt the

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one Team GB ethos, which has been great. But in terms of the coaching

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staff and preparation, it is very similar because I am not going to

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change that, but it has been an enjoyable experience so far. Hope

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If you have followed England's women, you will recognise a lot of

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those names. That two Scots in there, and I do not mean Jill Scot.

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The Scottish players. People will not know as much about them. But we

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do know about Kelly Smith, one of the outstanding players of a

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generation. She is so it influential. When she is playing

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well, England and Team GB will be playing well. She can make things

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happen. I think everybody will want to watch Kelis Smith. She has

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struggled with her fitness but she has managed to get back. She broke

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ankle in March and is just getting back from that. Four months of

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recovery. I spoke to her over the last few days and she has been

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feeling really good. She can't wait for this. She played 40 minutes at

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Arsenal and 45 in South Africa. It will be great for me to see how her

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and Kim Little joined-up. Little is a Scottish player. They

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know each other. Kim has been in the Arsenal team for a long time.

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She will be used to the system. They are very similar players, very

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creative. I think Kim Little is back in midfield, and that was

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saved Kelly's looks a little bit. They will link up very well -- that

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will save Kelly's legs. Casey Stoney seems to have seamlessly

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slipped into the armband for England and obviously captain for

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Team GB as well. She is a definite for the starting 11. I think so.

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She has 90 caps for Scotland, Kim Little, more experience than Sophie

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Bradley, and this game is really important for them. She will know a

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lot about the Swedish players. They have been a bogey side for England.

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Not Team GB obviously! But one of their key players is not starting

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up. But they have a lot of good players and they do seem to be

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their bogey team. We always seem to draw against them. Caroline Seger

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is the player to watch. She gets up and down the pitch and she makes

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things happen. I know she was captain for a while and she left

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the captain's armband because she wanted to concentrate on her own

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game, so that is interesting. were third in the World Cup. They

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have always been England's nemesis. It is a great opportunity today. If

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we want to progress in the tournament, it will be coming up

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with teams like Sweden in the latter stages that we will have to

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get past. This is an important game to give Team GB a sense of being

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together as a Hull. -- as eight he met together. They need a good

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result, a good performance. They meet the girls to gel together as a

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team. Hope it said she would swap and maybe bring others on at half-

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time but this is a chance for the girls to prove themselves and make

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sure they starred in the next game. Most of the goals have played in

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big tournaments. -- most of the girls. You can see that the whole

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experience and the build up have been very different, you can see

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from Twitter. Just the experience of going into the Olympic Park,

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scene other athletes from other countries and other sports. It is

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the whole team of every sport and that has really come across him one

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of the interviews I read. And they have met the men's team as well.

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They had a social night together. It has been a bit much for some of

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the goals. Now they have to think about their game rather than the

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fact they are walking around with Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs! It is

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a new experience for some of the goals. -- some of the goals. Good

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afternoon, everyone, from the Riverside Stadium. A proud venue

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for a piece of football history. This evening we will see Ryan Giggs

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lead at Team GB against Brazil but first it is the turn of the women.

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That Team GB than it comes together for the first time. The first game

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of the Olympics comes next Wednesday against New Zealand. The

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first action of any sort in the 2012 Games. This is a really

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difficult a warm-up match. Sweden have history in every Olympic Games

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in which England's women have the injured. -- have it should. The

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. The national anthem, which of course we hoped to

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hear a lot during the medal ceremonies win the Olympic Games

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get under way in less than a week's time, as far as the football is

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concerned. Nine English players and two from Scotland, Kim Little and

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Dieke being the only non-English internationals. In Germany at the

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likes of Casey Stoney, Jill Scot, Alex Scot, familiar names. A lot of

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these places all play their club football in Sweden. The Swedish

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team includes four veterans of the Beijing Olympics four years ago,

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including the goalkeeper, Hedvig Nilla Fischer is wearing its

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familiar colours of Sweden. That is the kit we will have to get used to,

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Of all the names in women's football on show at the Olympic

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Games, Kelly Smith's will be really prominent. She is making her voice

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heard in the Team GB huddle. Sweden are just as experienced as side.

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They will fancy their chances of meddling for the first run at the

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Olympics. They have played at all previews four games at which

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women's football has been played but they haven't yet managed as

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facture of the fruit in March. She has briefly appeared for Arsenal

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since then. -- Fracture of the people get him to try to watch two

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tremendous games of football. It will give us a taste of what we can

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enjoy once the Olympic games get under way. You wanted to get your

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boots back on. It is a tremendous honour to be selected. What a great

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atmosphere! A good Test against Arsenal player these days. She is

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from a bit further north east. is actually from Sunderland. Bitter

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will be dying to get involved. She will be a key player. She has a

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tremendous left foot. She has not really started her third spell

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where Arsenal. She played in the Cyprus match and got an injury in

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That will be her proudest moment to date. This is Ifeoma Dieke. The

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Houghton with that. The game will start off with Team GB being a bit

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nervous. We eyed days away from the start of the Olympics. -- week our

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days away. The point has been made about the crowds. It all starts on

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Wednesday with Team GB against New Zealand. A crowd of over 40,000 is

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expected. They have not played in crowds of that size at home. To do

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it regularly you get used to it. Once in a while, you cannot hear

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the ball in. She is one of the number of players in the Team GB

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squad who is all set for another year in USA but that had to be

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cancelled in January due to a lack pitch for both sides. Not the

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midfield when she can. She is a tall presence. It will be

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interesting to see how Kim Little integrates into what is essentially

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an England side. She is Scott and a past appears best player Foster she

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is a clever player. -- Scot land's best player. She will probably be

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one of the star performers. It is a home from home. That was well

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but it was always well wide from Ellen White. That was a good break

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by Team GB. Ellen White is a great striker of the ball but probably

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not one of the best. The full-backs Straight on to the head of Steph

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Houghton. Hope Powell has coached for 150 games. Matt is a record for

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England. She has played a key role in revolutionising women's football

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She loves to do that for club and country. Ellen White in the box

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with a clever little ball. That was well-defended by Sweden. Good

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experience! They will be looking to tried to get the ball to Ellen

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the field. Team GB plays a similar formation to Sweden. The wide

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players of pushed a bit further forward. It is extremely attacking.

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it a bit. Sweden are allowing GB to come forward a bet. She happily

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accepted the close attention of Nilla Fischer. That was a bit too

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close! Kelly Smith managed to get her body in front of her and the

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ball and she got that foul. It is problem at all for Hedvig Lindahl.

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She needed her team-mates to make their runs a bit quicker so they

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could get a touch. In the end it was easy. Another free kick

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conceded by Nilla Fischer on Kelly Smith. That is probably a tactic of

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Sweden, up looking after Kelly's net. They are targeting have as one

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of the dangerous players. -- Kelly Smith. That was just the wrong side

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bounce of the ball. Definitely more junior teams and she is a good

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player. Ifeoma Dieke has had a lot of work to do at the back so far.

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One reason she is in the squad is the experience she has in some of

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the top leagues in the world, playing against the top players.

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You can cope at this level. 90 caps for Scotland. She missed at that

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time. -- alt. -- out. Scotland are ever improving in terms of the

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women's international team. They are up to 21st in the world

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rankings. The last time they played England they beat them as well, in

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She lost the ball. The Swedes are set up with two screening

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midfielders. They are more protective than England. Sweden are

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trying not to concede that many goals by having two enforcers in

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front of the back four. It would take something especially serious

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for a referee to take cards out of the pocket. A different scenario

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next week! One eye on next week but you have still got to play the game

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as you were it because you want to place next week. The ball nearly

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had enough weight to beat Casey Stoner a. Good defending. -- Casey

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Stoney. She is right but it and that little balance helps. That is

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a great challenge. Kim Little kept week and that it was a rare

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occasion. She scored for Lincoln. A reverse pass into Ellen White which

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away again. Ifeoma Dieke heads clear. A smart turn from Casey

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Stoney. The ever increasing crowd. A lot more people have come in

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since the whistle. They are fully behind Team GB, which is good to

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see. A little bit more fluidity about the position. I have seen Kim

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Little picked the ball up in her own half and switch with Jill Scott.

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We have good players who can switch positions. She seems to be playing

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quite deep. She likes the ball at her feet and she has not been

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getting it. Players like that can unofficial training game for Team

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GB against South Africa. Good work from a Kristin Hammarstrom. Rather,

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that was Sofia Jakobsson with the effort. Sweden are attacking in

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numbers. That was a waste. She she stood on Steph Houghton's foot.

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Houghton has broken legs and things like that in the past and when

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somebody challenges like that, you are very aware. Especially on the

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eve of a major tournament. Which has happened to her twice. I think

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Aluko thought that maybe Kelly could have gone for that. Aluko

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attacks at speed. Killeen knew she was given to be offside. -- Kelly

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knew. She wanted it a little bit it physically and difficult to get

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then well and truly flattened by Karen Bardsley. The assistant

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referee caused a bit of drama by not raising the flag but it is

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obvious that it was offside. Karen Bardsley is a tall girl. Caroline

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Seger has had enough of them in her As close as we have come. Aluko

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spotted for Team GB but way to go and finish it. -- but White. Great

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pace from Aluko. It fell to Ellen White but it was just wide,

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unfortunately for Team GB. A good opportunity though. Ellen White has

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only scored one goal in her last thwarted by Karen Bardsley anyway.

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Jakobsson is busy, she wants to make those runs. She is getting

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closer to time it right. -- timing that she can't get hold of the ball

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there. Those Swedish midfielders the Swedish side, has been in

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Jakobsson. That looked tight again. Sweden are cantering extremely

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wealthy. -- countering. Conjuring extremely well. I think Jakobsson

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it will cause a problem at some the centre of defence for Team GB.

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Maybe they need his game to get Smith is looking sharper. Often the

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case. She has just come back from Jill Scott was not happy with the

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execution. If it is in front of the Swedish defence, it is easy for

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them. Team GB are just getting themselves into this game now. They

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need to look for that last pass into the final third, for that to

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play left back, I have seen her play just about everywhere else.

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She is talented. She is technically very good and strong in the air and

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Bardsley yet -- nothing to relieve American professional soccer.

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Who wouldn't? Playing football for it living sounds good to me.

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latest incarnation of the professional game there has hit

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hard times. But the American public have a great attitude to female

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athletes. You are expected for what you are, as a good athlete, female

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and male. These players who have played out there will probably say

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direct play, Sweden. They lost three world class players a few

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years ago. They are now a passing team. The formation they play lends

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itself to patient passing. They are a good passing team. Four in the

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FIFA world rankings. A mistake from Seger. One of the Swedish side you

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would normally put good money on across to Caroline Seger and she

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will wonder what she did there, you would have expected that to have

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tested Karen Bardsley. It was a tired and lazy shot. In the heat of

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Middlesbrough! It is warm. I have expression with her shoulders when

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the ball is not exactly where she wants it. She couldn't quite reach

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it. Sir Clive Woodward is here, director of sport. He was there to

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greet the girls in the Olympic village this week and speak to them

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and he was quite inspirational, as was Dame Kelly Holmes. He was not

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in the Portakabin earlier! With two games today, the women and men have

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been forced to change in a Portakabins. Brazil and Sweden have

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got the star treatment. But it is not what everybody is imagining.

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has been the start of the FA Superleague this year? Yes. She is

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a clever little player. It is difficult for the defender and

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midfield to pick her up. I would love to see her get the chance to

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get forward into a goalscoring position for Team GB. I am sure it

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goalkeeper was not 100% sure! That was a lovely ball from Kelis Smith.

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Houghton instinctive leak struck it but just a bit over the bar. It was

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an instinctive strike and it was the closest come.

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wonderful try! She just went for it. Not too many players in women's

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international football would think about trying that. I have seen her

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escort two or three like that. technique. It just drifted to the

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right. From where we were, it looked like it was going in. She is

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probably disappointed with herself but it is not on target. She sets

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has a very high standards. -- that Stoney. That one is guided back to

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Karen Bardsley. It is a good central defensive partnership.

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Sophie Bradley is an extremely good player as well. Back to Karen

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Bardsley. That was touched on to Caroline Seger. They allowed the

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goalkeeper to come and get it. Ifeoma Dieke used all her

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experience as centre half to stop that shot on goal. That was good

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not been on the ball match. She has been on the ball less than British

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players. When she has, she has diver was for the cameras really.

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That was for the slow motion really. They were never really troubling

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starting it all from a deep position. One of the goalkeeping

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substitutes is Kristin Hammarstrom. You will be able to tell them apart

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because she has gloves on, she is the goalkeeper. She is the twin of

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out a bit earlier. Good goalkeeping from Hedvig Lindahl. Counter-

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situation. -- do a lot. From the Team GB attack, you are looking at

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runs being made. A bit too quick. From both sides. No problem with of

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sideburns. Steph Houghton was always in front of her. -- offside

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there. Caroline Saker for Sweden is just dropping in. -- Caroline Seger.

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The midfielders are behind her. She is picking it up and putting the

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developed for Sweden. If you have a kick out of Nilla Fischer, you want

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to be as far away as possible when she turns round. These teams are

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housed in the same block in the Olympic village will start she

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loses add to Annica Svensson. -- Olympic village. I like that side

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of Kellie Smith. She has a spark. - - Kelly Smith. She is aggressive.

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Kim Little looks like being her heir apparent at Arsenal. There are

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11 years difference between the players. She will only be 22 soon.

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She is on the ball now. She scored against Sweden when they lost --

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when Scotland lost to them. She is capable of filling the shoes of

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Kelly Smith. Kelly Smith is 33. You would not think there would be

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another World Cup in her. She might have another euros next summer.

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do not see why not, if she keeps herself fit. Injuries do tend to

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take their toll, particularly late thirties. Speaking from experience.

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Why did you flex your knee when you block it. A corner for Sweden. The

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first of the match. That was a great run. Steph Houghton got in on

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the end of it but it was not kept out. It is difficult to score from

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there. The first set piece for Team defend. It was rolled out to Kelly

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Smith. Eniola Aluko did not put the brakes on quick enough. They could

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have cantered very well. She came out to collect. She collected it

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well. That cross was over everybody. I do not think they expected her to

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throw it out. It is a wasted opportunity. Team GB have been

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doing what Sweden has been doing to Little was blocked out by the

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strong figure of Nilla Fischer. Ifeoma Dieke has won more than she

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has not. She has got herself a free kick. Together with Casey Stoner a,

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they have done really well. They have not played together match. --

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Casey Stoney. They have done really well today. It is her second spell

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in Sweden. The United States mostly. She is from the United States

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initially. She moved to Scotland at the age of three. That is why she

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is not bothered about wearing No. to find Kelly Smith. She is

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delaying the past. Maybe holding on to long. One reason she came inside

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her is because she could see Eniola Aluko. Maybe a waste of a final

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trap. It is the first time she has beaten the trap. Thankfully it was

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when she was in a wide position. She held her Ramphal stub she

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looked like she was clear. -- she held her ran. Team GB with a chance

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to break. That was collected well buy Kim Little. There was a really

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good tackle. Emma Berglund got it back for Sweden. This is game one

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of the Team GB double-header. 7:45pm kick-off tonight with Team

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GB against Brazil. Karen Bardsley did not have to bother with that.

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Looking at the chance for GP, she tried to get it wide for Ellen

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White but it ended up at the feet of Kellie Smith. It really felt on

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her left foot to poke at it. Team GB has not really got behind the

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Swedish defence. It has all been in front of them and easy to defend

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 117 seconds

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good finish but it won't matter of. at the Riverside Stadium will stop

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I think it has been one that has is respected in the school. -- in a

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People coming home are looking up forward to a double-header of Team

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GB, the men are playing Brazil later. What did you make of that

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first half performance? Especially the way the Scottish players are

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blending into a solid England line- up? Hope will be pleased with the

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possession that Team GB have had. Or the back has been quite solid. I

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think Kim Little needs to get in the game a little bit more. In the

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game they had on Sunday, there was struggling to find her but we saw

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when she did at the end, she opened up the defence. She has shown

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flashes where she gets on the ball and make something happen. Casey

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Stoney has done well. Sweden are looking to sit back, but quite

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happy to allow Team GB the ball, playing on the counter. Our

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mistakes have allowed them him. Flashes of good stuff from Team GB.

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A Kelly Smith and Kim Little, if they can work well together, that

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She has looked lively and powerful. apart from school. She is more of a

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natural centre forward. -- apart from score. She works hard for the

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team. She will always support the The Arsenal lady had a good chance

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as well. She has been on the left, Steph Wharton, and that is not

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unnatural side, but she has a cracking technique and her passing

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with her right honourable friend is you broke, one of the best in the

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She is another utility player. It shows what a class player she is

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that she can play anywhere. Kelly Smith's ankle has caused a problems

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in the last few months. She did not show any signs of being rusty.

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said in training she has been blowing a bit! Kelly it is about

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her vision and confidence to try things like that. In 2009 against

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Russia, she scored a goal from the halfway line like that. She is not

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scared to try things when she gets a little bit of space. This is the

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snap shot. This is where you see Kim Little and driving at defenders

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and picking the ball up. It is a lovely little ball and she was just

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offside. It was a nice finish. Problems for the Swedish defence at

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the other end of the pitch. We need to keep an eye on Sofia Jakobsson.

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Sweden are using their wealth. seem to be sitting back. -- using

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her well. Jakobsson and Seger look dangerous. Every time she gets on

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the ball, you can see her movement. But a couple of offside decisions.

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Seger is just dropping in. Centre halves do not want to go with her

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but Jakobsson is stretching them. She is like lightning. She turns

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Casey Stoney. Seger should have sloppy and allow women to get

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through. We need to watch Jakobsson. She looks the most lively. She is

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only young and she is out to impress. She has done that so far.

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What do you think she will do in the second half, Hope Powell?

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would have thought she would make some changes. I don't think Kelly

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will last the whole game because she needs to build her fitness. It

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is a friendly, so it is seeing what other players can do when they come

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on. They need time to gel and play We have got players in midfield and

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up front that can come on. It is goalless at the Riverside but later

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this evening, Britain's men take on Brazil in their Olympic warm-up

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game. It will be a tough test for Stuart Pearce's team.

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It might be fashionable to criticise football in the Olympics,

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but Stuart Pearce's squad are relishing the opportunity to play

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in tournament football. They are also revelling in being a part of

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the Olympic experience. It has been brilliant. I have really enjoyed it.

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I knew certain things were going to happen and this is such a big scale.

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To be involved in it and to see it for myself has really opened my

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eyes. It is something I am not used to and some think I am enjoying.

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The training, the banter, the set up, I am really enjoying it. Given

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that support has get paid a lot of money, here we are all treated the

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same. -- given that footballers get paid. We are in a two bedroom

:07:50.:07:55.

apartment and we have a single bed! It has brought us right back down

:07:55.:08:02.

to earth! It is good. It is good that athletes are treated the same.

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We are eating in the same canteen as every other athlete and it has

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been special, I have really enjoyed it. I have tried to embrace it and

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I am so glad I have done this. GB have not featured in the men's

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tournament since 1960 but there is no doubt the major nations of the

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game taking very seriously. Argentina have won the last two

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tournaments, with Carlos Tevez and Ian will messy at the heart of

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those sides. -- and Lionel Messi. People little bit but wait until

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the tournament starts and you can see the preparation and the

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magnitude of the other teams and their preparation they have done --

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people belittle it. Representing your country and Team GB and the

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Olympics... I think only the World Cup gets bigger than that. We play

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Uruguay in Cardiff in a couple of weeks and it has been sold out for

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a couple of months so the world public have shown up the support,

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it is there. And the support I had in Cardiff in the last couple of

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weeks was really positive and. It makes me proud to be involved.

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Along with Senegal and the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay are in Team

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GB's group. Spain have selected three Euro 2012 winners, as they

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look to we met yet another competition. -- look to win. Brazil

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arrive as favourites for surprisingly a competition they

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have never won. The magnitude of the Brazilian and the Spanish squad,

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:09:58.:10:00.

to Lindahl, they are hell-bent on winning. -- to name but two. We did

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not have a qualification period for a week. To put that into context,

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the UAE have played 17 preparation matches. The teams will be very

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good. We want to mix well in training and get to know each other.

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They come with a great reputation, Brazil, and it is good to test

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ourselves against the best. This Team GB squat Features many players

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-- Team GB squad features many players. We are preparing this got

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to win the gold medal. That is why I have picked the best available

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squad. I train them and I prepared them to win gold. We are going for

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gold because we do not come to the event and aim for any low well.

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are here to win. We have plenty of talent in the team. It would be

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tough because a lot of the team have been together for six weeks.

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We have trained really well. The preparation has gone well. We have

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plenty of talent within the squad to go far. You can watch Great

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Britain's men take on Brazil some 7:30pm on BBC One. Let's look ahead

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to the women's tournament in the Olympics. The United States remain

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favourites having won gold in three of the four since women's football

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was introduced, but there is plenty of tough opposition. The top two

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from each of the three groups and the two best third-placed teams

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going on to the quarter-finals. Japan have won last year's World

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Cup final in Germany. A rare blip for Germany, who won their five

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qualifying games with 38 goals The Wembley Team GB haven't Brazil

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showdown comes on July 31st. -- Team GB-Brazil. Team GB's women

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start two days before the opening ceremony, Wednesday. It all comes

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thick and so fast. We have picked out a few of the teams to watch and

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certainly the players to watch. Abbey is one of the top places, 138

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goals for her country and so You know that America want to win

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every single game and every single tournament. Their preparation has

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been fantastic. Since they qualified in January, they have

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been away for three weeks of every month. That preparation will

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definitely stand them in good stead. It it comes down to Team GB needing

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a result in that final game against Brazil, let's talk a bit about what

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Brazil will pose. Martyr can win a game on her own. They are ranked

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higher than us. They have been in the last two finals of the Olympics.

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They have got to the World Cup final, in 2007, and lost out.

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Sheasby heads the team. They have a lot of flair and attacking

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brilliance. I think personally it will come down to that game. Even

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if Team GB have done well. If you look to the next stage, the winners

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of the group will play a third place of Group F and Group G, so

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you would think that would be easier than playing the second

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place of Group F, which could be Sweden or Japan. And New Zealand?

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Babel beat us. We have played them before. -- they will be tough. Hope

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had that in the back of her mind. She has played them before and

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experienced how we will set up and play against them. We should win it,

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I would say. They have just had a change of manager but it is their

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assistant manager so you think they would play the same. They tend to

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play a diamond midfield, which is a bit tighter than the 4-4-2. A how

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much do you think those tactics that Hope Powell will employ a,

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what do you think? Today is a chance to get the other players

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have an opportunity but with Cameroon in our Group, we have

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never played them before. We have never really played Brazil. We can

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look at their previous formations and results, because they have

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always played in the big games, but she has got a good squad and if you

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look at the likes of Williams, Yankey, Carney on the bench.

:15:41.:15:49.

Williams has 100 caps for herself! You s. The play is you can bring on

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can make a difference and that is exactly what you need in these

:15:52.:15:59.

sorts of games. It is certainly built as the... There is Rachel

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like she is ready for action. The crowd has certainly built. Brazil

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are taking on Team GB a bit later on. We have the second half of this

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game where we will hopefully see some goals from Team GB. We are all

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set a poor the second half, which will begin with a flurry of

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substitutions. For the second half. Annica Svensson has come off the

:16:44.:16:53.
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pitch will start there will be three Team GB changes. -- off the

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Team GB. It will be a good run out to more important players. This is

:17:31.:17:41.
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the final and only proper warm up match. Fara Williams is a veteran

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of 105 England games. She gets her first run out in an official Team

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GB International. Rachel Yankey can trump that. She has played for

:17:54.:18:04.
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England 119 times. Rachel Brown has more international experience than

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anyone allows. She made her debut back in February 1997. -- anyone

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else. What did they have to do to try to break down Sweden? They are

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very organised and experienced. They need to try to get the ball

:18:34.:18:43.

behind defence. They did not do that match. I am sure that is what

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they will be looking at. Away we go. Kelly Smith is immediately on the

:18:52.:19:02.
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partner back. She is used to playing with Fara Williams. Each of

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these players will be looking to cement their place, to get a place

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:19:50.:20:02.

in the team. Asllani Macro ran quarter-finals current semis and

:20:02.:20:10.

final. Everyone in the squad needs to be ready. You need to be able to

:20:10.:20:17.

slip into this formation. Everyone is top quality of. Nilla Fischer is

:20:17.:20:27.
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an absolute certainty to be Kelly Smith ball went -- for it.

:20:39.:20:49.
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ball was left by Caroline Seger. A much more open field to the start

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of the second half. Rachel Yankey will add to the pace if she gets a

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chance. Kim Little is further forward for the British team. The

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cross was too close to the goalkeeper. It already looks a

:21:37.:21:42.

little bit better. The game will become stretched as we go along.

:21:42.:21:46.

New players will come on who want to prove a point. Rachel Yankey

:21:46.:21:56.
:21:56.:22:13.

will add to that on the left-hand away from Asllani. Kelly Smith gets

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back on side. You can hear small moans and groans from the crowd as

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more people arrive at the Riverside Stadium. -- more moans and groans.

:22:32.:22:42.
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GB men play Brazil live tonight. Hope Powell and Stuart Pearce could

:22:44.:22:50.

not have picked two up more stern tests. You need to be tested. You

:22:50.:22:56.

need to know what it is like against the top teams. For but the

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men and women, this is a test. -- started this second half with a

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purpose. She picked the ball up. She could have gone a bit further

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forward with it and made a pass. I am sure that Hope Powell will have

:23:25.:23:35.
:23:35.:23:47.

said, Kim, get yourself into a striker. Sofia Jakobsson plays in

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Russia. She plays like a player with an air of confidence that does

:23:52.:24:02.
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not seem to faze her at this level. Hope Powell is taking notes, as

:24:03.:24:09.

ever. If you are planning on making a lot of changes, it is very

:24:09.:24:19.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 117 seconds

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different -- difficult. A throw for the match by Casey Stoney. --

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mistake. That is the first involvement for Rachel Brown. It

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laying a claim to be the player of the match will Great Brittain.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 117 seconds

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she lacks in stature, she makes up from Fara Williams. She will not

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like having been left out of the starting line-up. Sweden are

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looking strong whip Nilla Fischer. That is the second test for the

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Everton goalkeeper and has she -- and she has been up to both of them.

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That was easy enough for Rachel Brown. The opportunities of getting

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there for Sweden. Asllani poked one through for Sofia Jakobsson. GB has

:27:38.:27:48.
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Jill Scott. She won it back cleanly. Alex Scott brakes inside. That

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Cross is going nowhere. That looked a promising break for Team GB.

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Quite a few choices. That was not ball over Rachel Brown but the

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goalkeeper did enough. She is definitely the most dangerous

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player for Sweden. She did not get enough on it to cut it in. She is

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 117 seconds

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occupying both team-sheet -- Team was bow before that but she was

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complaining. She got beat Farrell. -- fouled before that. She was

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impeded again and again. Kim Little again. Rachel Yankey was strong to

:30:17.:30:27.

withstand that push. Kelly Smith was trying to gain ground. She did

:30:27.:30:33.

well. That is not where she wants the ball. She is so effective when

:30:33.:30:43.
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running with the ball. She closed likely to score at the moment.

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looks like Jakobsson will create its or score. That is Thomas

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Dennerby's 5th major tournament in wires crossed. Thomas Dennerby is

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making a change, he will take off Dahlkvist. It will be John Al Green

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who will come on. She played at the Olympics four years ago but did not

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make the last two World Cup squads, rather famously for those of us who

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follow the games. She was proposed to by Ronald de neo- in the last

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Olympics. -- Ronaldinho. It didn't Carney to get ready. All these

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changes are expected. One -- Carney is a regular and she will be coming

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on determined to show that she upon by Aluko and Smith. -- gang up

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on. Clever play by Sweden, they get out of tight situations in touch

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neither team has a grip on proceedings. I think when you start

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to make changes, there is a lull. We have to remember, this is a

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warm-up match. Ready for the real thing. The Olympics of 2012. It

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will be kicking off in Cardiff next Wednesday, Team GB against New

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Zealand. Alex Scot! Nick you collected by Hedvig Lindahl. --

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had to take the action of not doing it. She did well to direct the

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header for a throw-in and not a corner. A bit of confusion there

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but that was a great defensive header under pressure. We only have

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two substitutions. Kelly Smith put in a solid performance at

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centre-back, and Sophie Bradley is on for her. Dieke has definitely

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staked her claim for next Wednesday's game. Sophie Bradley is

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another good young player, used to playing in tournaments. Perhaps

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doesn't have the physical stature inside. Not enough to trouble

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Rachel Brown. She has had more to do in the second half and Karen

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Bardsley had in the whole first half. I think she will be glad she

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she turned into whether congestion was. Another easy one for Rachel

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Brown. Jakobsson made the run and to create the space, and then she

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ran straight into it! I am impressed with Jakobsson though.

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Aluko was offside. This is where Aluko is strongest, down the middle,

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Goransson, both attacking players. Hammarstrom is the first number up,

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plays for the team that is top of the table in the Swedish Women's

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in the Bundesliga in Germany for preparations for Team GB. --

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Knowstone. They went on a tank driving exercise last week, to help

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with bonding. I don't know how these things work. I have seen lots

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of pictures of it. They painted their faces and went in a tank and

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got muddy. Make of that what you will. It makes you better at

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football. You get to know each other. It is all that one Team GB

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stuff. They need to drive a tank and Lord Moynihan as well from the

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British Olympic Association. Andy Hunt was there earlier from the

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British Olympic team. Rachel Yankey was at the heart of it.

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good run by Rachel Yankey. What a great striker, she just hit it too

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true. That was unlucky. In that position you would bet on her

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scoring. That is pass of the match from Karen Carney. Absolutely. That

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is what be game needed. A bit of a spark with the changes. Better if

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it had gone in. We will see whether nearly claiming and assist with a

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quarters ball. Houghton. -- with a limit is better next week -- with

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that Schelin is better next week. One of their most experienced

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players. Sweden's group consists of Japan, or what champions, and

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Canada, which is not easy. -- world champions. Casey Stoney had a hold

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of Madelaine Edlund there. assistant referee could not see.

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She let go of her in time. There is Jill Scott... Team GB have come

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closest to scoring, hitting the post to Rachel Yankey. Just over 80

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minutes to try to find a morale- boosting win to take them to the

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that is ranked above Brazil. -- it would be a boost. Sweden are

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traditionally a powerhouse in women's football. To beat the team

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like them is a real coup, particularly for Team GB in the

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run-up to the Olympics. Sweden managed to fire ball towards goal

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more often. I suppose that is what really matters. What review matters

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is getting it in. -- really matters. That is the hardest thing in the

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game. Her first speaks a striker! We are at the stage of the game

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where we have to think of players of the match. No one has really

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stood out. -- player. No one has rarely stood out. Alex Scot is

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always effective going forwards. -- really stood out. Karen Carney has

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looked sprightly since leaving the well. They have. It is a big thing.

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It is what they want to do. They want to play next week. Karen

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Carney was probably disappointed not to start today. She was dragged

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off the ball by Antonio Goransson. It takes a lot to bring Jill Scott

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the Swede will stop I was thinking it was a free kick. -- the Sweet.

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15 minutes to find a goal for That was a big opportunity for

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Sweden to take the lead. It was given away. It was wildly off-

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target. That was a great ball in. She could not get her leg over the

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port and direct it towards goal. I that and restrained herself. She

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has not really been troubled in the second half. I am struggling to

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think of a save she had to make. The Swedes have defended really

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well. Is that what the British team is like? I think so. It will mean

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playing together now will help in the three group games and further

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on in the competition. It is positive for Team GB. I know what

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these players are capable of, going think that Sofia Jakobsson looked

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up before she put the ball in. As the striker you make different runs

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to each other. That was a great challenge by soapy Bradley. She was

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struggling to get to her feet. -- Sophie Bradley. It lacked a bit of

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enough. That is the confidence of Karen Carney. Hedvig Lindahl was

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worried about that. Karen Carney is well capable of theirs. She

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struggled back a bit but it was too high. Worth an effort. Up Kelly

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not even trouble the side of the net. The shops up being fired in.

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bit more positive. -- the shops are being fired in. I do not know

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in spring of last year. That was in an England win against Sweden.

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was a good win. Sweden were by far the best team. They defended well.

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Sweden could not really understand how they lost the game. It is their

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dubbed she had three defenders around her. -- off balance.

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usually sets herself extremely well in that position. I think she was

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muscled off the ball a bit by the defender as well. Rachel Yankey is

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great going forward, with her pace. A substitution for Sweden. Susanne

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Moberg is coming on. She is not in the 18 squads for the Olympic games.

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-- squat. I am not sure if the cut- the best chance of the match by

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some distance. -- nest. What a terrific ball! Right behind the

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centre-halves. She will definitely go back to the hotel and think

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there is definitely was not heard day to score a goal. She did not

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expect it. -- her day. The touch she got was not good enough.

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have had chances but we have not had goals. You can see the promise

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of goals in both these teams going into the Olympics. It has not

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materialised today for varying reasons. Both teams are nervous.

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Players have enough minutes on the pitch to be effective when called

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upon next week. Casey Stoney has presented the ball to and the

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Swedish player. She is strong again and plays it against her for a goal

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kick. Casey Stoner recognises the initial mistake. -- Casey Stoner e.

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-- Casey Stoney. The captain is making way. Claire Rafferty is

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going to come on. That would just leave the Birmingham striker

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without any match action. She is a natural left-footer. Steph Houghton

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will play anywhere and is good anywhere. She switches to centre

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it is a throw-in for Team GB. Claire Rafferty will take it

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to slide in and put the ball out for a throw-in. She was stood on

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chances are coming for Sweden. has been building momentum for

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Sweden. That was an excellent block by Jill Scott. In the end it was a

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got to that. A bit of the zip has gone. That has not really been in

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the game. I said a number of times, changes do not help the flow of the

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game. I think Hope Powell will be happy with a lot of the game and

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the way they had defended and some of the sparks of the attack. Who is

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your player of the match? I think, Ifeoma Dieke will stubbed her

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positioning is very good. She is strong. -- Ifeoma Dieke. She has

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done extremely well. She can have players of the match. Ifeoma Dieke,

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the Scotland international. She gets the vote for player of the

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match in this warm-up game. She plays in Sweden. No surprise you

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with give it to a central defender. Like I said before, her and Casey

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Stoney had done well. She edged it growing side of Team GB supporters

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in the ground. The eye think Yankey expected Aluko to be in a certain

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attempts of Smith and Carney. was a poor effort but Williams is

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well capable of scoring from that distance. Left and right foot.

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think your choice went well, judging by the player of the match

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was not sure whether Hedvig Lindahl like to see just a little bit more

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from Kim Little when the Olympics gets under way. She is settling

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into the squad. I'm sure she will be fine. Once she gets used to this,

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playing in the tournament with different team mates. That is the

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thing. Dieke has done well. The other Scott. Kim Little as well,

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the first major tournament for her. All the England players have seen

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this before. This is a massive. This is going into the Olympic

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Games. It is difficult for people to understand how proud these girls

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are to represent their country. British team ending stronger. Three

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done well and physically worked hard. A last-gasp Swedish

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substitution. Nilla Fischer has Sembrant into Fischer's role on

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best chance for either team to win opportunity had it been left to

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Linda Sembrant, behind Emma will finished Gaullist -- Claire

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Rafferty's cross is behind an this game will finish goalless. The

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British men, led by Ryan Giggs and coached by Stuart Pearce, against

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Brazil. Later tonight. A mouth- watering prospect. There will be

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some goals in that one. FINAL WHISTLE.

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We haven't had anything to trouble by a vet met today. Hope Powell

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will be happy with the way the team has played. They should do enough

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to get out of the group when the Olympics start next week. Sweden

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have been as strong as ever. Sweden always proved to be a tough nut to

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crack for any British International team. Full-time full game one in

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It wasn't perhaps the scintillating, competitive encounter that we have

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seen from England in competitions before, having watched England in

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quite a few tournaments. To see those players not performing at

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that high a level, the competitive edge is missing. And you could tell

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at times. The players were standing back a little bit. They think about

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the Olympics. Maybe they don't want to give too much away before the

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first game and they don't want to get injured, but a goal was missing.

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We were close and Sweden were close. I think that might have opened the

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game up a little bit. But it could have gone either way. The some good

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signs, especially the centre half's pairing. Dieke, a very strong

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addition to the side. We could shoot week, Hope Powell? Dieke was

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rightly it player of the match. I think that back line will be set

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from the first half performance certainly. Midfield, she has a good

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idea. But maybe at the front line, she could change it. Kim Little can

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even go up front but Rachel did Rachel spotted the place in between

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and for his centre half, that is always the hardest run, when the

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forward comes in. She hit it well and that could have probably gone

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in. Yes, up when they make the run in between the two centre halves,

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it is so difficult. Rachel Yankey did really well. If we look at the

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players who came on in the second half, Carney, Bianchi, Bradley,

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difficult to choose from. You both seem to think the team that started

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the game are the preferred 11. Maybe front line. Rachel has done

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well. She has got options with Karen Carney and Ellen White. Ellen

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White is more of a number nine for me personally, but with someone

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like Smith in your team, you would put her there. But that is the

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beauty, the options she has an that players can interchange. You saw in

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the first half, their knowledge in their positions, they make sure the

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team shape is always the most important thing. K Lee Smith came

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through a test. She has not had much club football -- Kelly Smith.

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For her to come through a look-in match fit, that is good for Hope.

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Of course. It was nice to see her. I think Hope Powell is ready to

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Hope, this was your only chance to watch Team GB In a competitive

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match before you go live next Wednesday. What did you make of it?

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Very good contest. Pleased about that. I think we were a bit nervous

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to begin with in the first half. We played some good stuff. The second

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half disrupted it a bit. An even contest. We had some opportunities

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and so do they. We didn't lose but some lessons learned. It gives us a

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barometer to work with. We have some work to do. What have you

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learnt today? Casey Stoney did well. Kim Little obviously, coming into

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the side in that role. Her contribution was good. I think she

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was a little bit nervous and could offer a bit more. It is about

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getting a team playing together. It is a new squat so we have to be

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pleased with a draw against bronze medallists. How clear are you about

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just starting line-up on Wednesday? Everybody has put themselves in a

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good position to start. We have to see in terms of sickness and make

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sure everybody is OK. -- in terms of fitness. There is a lot of

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choice and it makes it difficult for me but when you have that depth,

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it means you can bring them on with quality. Hopefully they will do a

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good job. They will head down to Cardiff now, for the game against

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New Zealand. The atmosphere in the squad is fantastic. Giving us a

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different kind of sense of an international experience? A lot of

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the players are used two World Cups and European Championships, but it

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is a whole Team GB, and they are in the same hotel as the guys. It is

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togetherness and they are really enjoying it. They can't wait to get

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out and start. Today, they will take quite a lot of confidence from

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this performance. That would be great for them. Great to see you

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both as usual and I will see both on Wednesday. I will need to add

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the Olympic Park. It is good turn of the men on the Olympic stage for

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the first time in 50 years. Who better to test themselves on than

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the mighty Brazil, work �300 million -- worth �300 million? We

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Live coverage from the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, as Great Britain's women face Sweden in their only friendly before the Olympics. England manager Hope Powell is in charge of the first ever women's team to represent Great Britain at the Games. Their match against New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium will be the opening event of the 2012 Olympics.


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