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BBC One: Men's Football: Great Britain v Senegal

Great Britain's men's football team begin their Olympic campaign at Old Trafford with a tough match against Senegal. Before the game, the Olympic torch relay reaches Hyde Park.


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We are almost there. After a seven- day, 1,000 mild tour around the

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country, the Olympic flame will be lit just over 24 hours from now

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here in Olympic Park. In the last few minutes, the Duke and Duchess

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of Cambridge and Prince Harry watched the flame arrive at

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Buckingham Palace, and we will be in Hyde Park shortly to follow its

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progress. Women's football at the honour of kicking off the 2012

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Olympic Games yesterday. Today the flame, the baton and the ball

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passes to the men, and tonight's main event is 200 miles away in

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Manchester, Old Trafford is the venue for Great Britain versus

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Senegal. It is the opening game for Stuart Pearce's team and the first

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appearance by a British men's team in the Olympics since 1960. The

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last time Britain won football gold was 1912. Will 100 years of a

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slight ache be about to end? Figov is at 8pm. This is our home for the

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next two and a half weeks, right at the heart of Olympic Park. The

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final touches are being applied to the stadium in the background. The

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opening ceremony will involve 15,000 performers and be watched by

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billions of people across the world before the action, other than the

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football and a bit of archery, gets under way on Saturday. We are under

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10 has gone on the board, and that his Olympic history! Kalou was on

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his way to four gold metals! -- The nation expected, and she has

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not disappointed! Great Britain get the gold medal! Isn't she

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marvellous?! He runs along with effortless ease. Chris Hoy, this

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man is unstoppable! And the world record has gone! Eight gold medals

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for Michael Phelps and the USA! Usain Bolt has blown a world away!

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You might have noticed that football did not feature too much

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in there, and it is not one of the more traditional and in exports,

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but we will take any sort of success on the international stage.

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-- Olympic sports. With me tonight, Alan Hansen and Robbie Savage, who

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like me, has dyed himself runs for the fortnight. This is the first

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Olympic Games you have worked on. Absolutely, but I have been

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watching for a long time, since 1964, a long time ago, and any

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event that the Brits have got a chance of winning, especially gold,

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is extra special. I'm looking forward to the 800m, the 1500m, I

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have always watched that with great interest. But last time round, the

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hundred metres with Usain Bolt, I would love him to do it again. He

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has not been having it all his own way recently, and he has got a

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slight back problem, but at the same time the 100m final would be

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great if he did the same as he did four years ago. What are you

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looking forward to? The 200m as well, Yohan Blake versus Bolt will

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be fantastic, I think Blake could beat him. Where does football stand

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in the Olympics? Alan? It is under 23, for a start, it is a bit

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different. I suppose, as I say, growing up, I thought the Olympic

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gold was the pinnacle of any body's career. If they win Olympic gold

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here, they would take the World Cup rather than Olympic gold, so that

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takes a third of the shine off it. The interest from the people in the

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United Kingdom has not been the best, go up and down the country,

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people say they are not interested. If Team GB get into the quarter-

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finals, then the interest will start to grow more and more. Like

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any other sport, if gold is in play. Exactly, once they get to that

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stage, but it is always the same thing. If you enter a competition,

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you want to do well. I am sure that Stuart Pearce and the lads will

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want to do as well as possible. line allowed three over-age players,

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which you like to have played in this sort of environment? Be in

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Welsh, not qualifying for a major competition, I would love to have

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played. Look at Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, Welsh people are

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playing tonight, I definitely would have played. It is a tournament

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that is winnable as well, because you never know what you're going to

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get. We have already seen some strange results. If you watched the

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warm-up game, Team GB against the Brazilians, they look really tasty.

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We were watching the game before, the other two in the group, Uruguay

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looked sensational! So they are against it. What is always

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intriguing for me is that the skies, the last Premier League game was in

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May, it is like pre-season. You are a mile short of fitness, and they

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played the first game, I always felt that the second and third and

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4th games were even farther. They have not played together at any

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stage other than the warm-up game, they are really up against it.

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Normally, in major tournaments, we complain about our players being

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tired, but now they are too fresh! No, it is the same thing, and the

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most important thing when you come back pre-season, playing in these

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matches, is to keep a hold of the ball, possession is King. In the

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game against Brazil, they will all over the place. We can cross now to

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Sophie Raworth in Hyde Park, where the Olympic flame should be

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arriving shortly. Yes, it certainly should, up to

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60,000 people have gathered here in Hyde Park to watch the Olympic

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flame arrived here on the eve of the London Games, and what a

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wonderful evening they have got for us. Many are these people have been

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here all afternoon, they have been treated to a special appearance by

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Mark Ronson and Katie be at the moment, and was the flame has

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arrived, it is Dizzee Rascal who will be headlining tonight. What

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they all want to see is the flame, 69 days after it said off from

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Land's End on its journey all around the UK. It will arrive here

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shortly on this, the last full day of the torch relay. It is going to

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be carried onto the stage behind me, the cauldron on the left of the

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stage will be lit, and waiting to greet the torch-bearer will be the

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London mayor, Boris Johnson, as well as the Olympians, including

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Jonathan Edwards. We are expecting the last torch-bearer to run into

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the park in about five or six minutes, and it has had quite an

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eventful day already. It has been all over the place, Downing Street,

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Buckingham Palace in the last few minutes, St Paul's Cathedral,

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Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, everywhere in central London! 173

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torch-bearers today, and I have one of them with me, a well-known face,

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of course, former England captain Lewis Moody, and you had that torch

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in your hands not so long. Tell us about it. I did, I was very

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fortunate to take part in it along with some incredible individuals. I

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got to meet an old friend, Lawrence Dallaglio, weakest tortures, and it

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was just an amazing experience. You want to be involved in the Olympics,

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and it is very humbling. Everyone keeps saying how emotional it is.

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Yeah, it is, do you know, as a sportsman, you get to play in front

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of a lot of crowds and people, and I was so nervous and excited

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getting off the bus, seeing the throngs of people lining the

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streets. It was an emotional day. To have your family there watching,

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to know what it means to the nation, uniting everyone, it is wonderful.

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The atmosphere in London today and the last few days has been amazing,

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Hulk of course by this fantastic weather. I am so glad the weather

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has turned, you know. It is a phenomenal occasion, building to

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the Olympics, and today is just the spectacle that it should be, this

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occasion in Hyde Park, to be here, looking forward to the opening

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ceremony, I cannot wait. I am going to be there, and I have heard from

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the initial sightings that people saw that it is going to be a real

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spectacle, so to be in London, to be able to go and see that, to be

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there, I had to do it, I cannot wait. A fantastic sportsmen

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yourself, you never got to take part in the Olympics, but that will

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change when rugby becomes an Olympic sport in four years' time.

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Yes, great news, rugby sevens in 2016, I wish I was younger, I might

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have had a shot! Any athlete would love a chance in the Olympics, I

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almost thought about giving up rugby and trying handball, but I

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didn't! It is such a great events, you know, and it brings all those

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sports that you do not get a chance to see, taekwondo, judo, shooting,

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diving, archery, not just rugby, football and cricket. The number of

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young kids who will have seen it, it is wonderful. Inspiring for them,

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we have the football tonight, Team GB, can the men follow the women

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and produce a win? I hope so, they look pretty strong. I think Team GB

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in football as rate, bringing the nations together, different

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rivalries, putting them under one roof, seeing how they play. I do

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not think I will see its tonight, not sadly, because I will be

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watching this fantastic occasion. You are known as a legend in

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Leicester, I will hand back to another Leicester legend, Mr Gary

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Lineker! I thought she meant Robbie Savage!

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That is open to debate, by the way! What is your favourite moment in

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Olympic history? Well, I mean, Alan Wells' 100m goes close, winning the

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gold. A Scot! But as I said before, I am a big fan of the middle-

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distance runners, Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett in 1984... 1884? 1884!

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Sebastian Coe was omnipotent in the 800m, and he got beaten in 1980 and

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1984, and then he was beaten, and people had written in off, he comes

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back in the final in Los Angeles. David of emotion. Emotion, but the

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last 100m, he ran 12.5 seconds, phenomenal, he showed so much grit

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and determination. We are always going on about that, but in

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athletics, he was absolutely sensational. I think he has had

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something to do with these games, if memory serves me right. Your

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favourite memory, you were telling me, is slightly different. It is

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the one I first remember. I spent most of my career as a blonde who

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went down far too easily, so mind goes back to 1984, Mary Decker.

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Just the way she went down, Zola Budd, she could have carried on.

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She had a sneaky look, she had three laps left, she put it on a

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little bit, and people forget... Simulation? A Briton won the silver

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medal, but Mary Decker went down far too easily! Fantastic stuff.

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that your highlights? That is my first memory of the Olympics.

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Somebody going down? It is in the greatest moments ever. What number?

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Top 50. Mind was Daley Thompson, I remember Los Angeles in particular,

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there he goes. A proper athlete. The 10 events, he always found a

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way, he would have a couple of dodgy discuss the Rose, but the

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last one he would fling out there. There was a photograph in the paper,

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he met up with his big rival of the time. The German. The German,

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absolutely fantastic. There was one where his pole vault snapped.

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brilliant! He was a true great. still is, he still is. And a bit

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different at the same time, and he remains that way until the state.

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At Old Trafford tonight is Dan Walker, what is the atmosphere

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like? Good evening, gentlemen, rather impressive, in fact. It was

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about three-quarters full for the UAE versus Uruguay game, but there

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are thousands of people who have come from right across the UK, a

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family of six that have arrived from Edinburgh this afternoon. The

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teams are about to come out, Team GB arriving on the pitch. You can

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hear the welcome they are getting tonight. Actually, there was a

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family all the way from Birmingham, thinking they would get the chance

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to meet Robbie Savage tonight. I have had to break the news that he

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is in London, which they are very sad about. In terms of the Team GB

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team used, two changes from the warm-up game. In comes Jack Butland

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in goal, and that the centre-half position, Steven Caulker will play

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alongside Micah Richards. Just one change, James Tomkins misses out as

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well. Other than that, the same 11 which took on Brazil. With

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reference to last night, the football we saw yesterday, not

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quite the proportion art North Korea problems, but in the official

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match programme here, Joe Allen is in as an Englishman, which any

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Welshman Paul Wells Lady will tell you will not go down particularly

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well. Other than that, a very smooth build-up, and hopefully we

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But Robbie Savage has grimmest about that information. I'm there

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to believe that the flame is about to arrive in Hyde Park. Let's go

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back to Sophie. Yes, Gary, it is just about to arrive here near the

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stage in Hyde Park. And there he is. That is a 19-year-old Tyler Rix,

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But he has been chosen as an inspirational young man. He has

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achieved a lot in his 19 years. A talented footballer. An extremely

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talented musician. He already has a best-selling jazz album to his name.

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And a model as well and here he comes. Heading towards this huge

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60,000 people waiting to see him bring it that Olympic flame, which

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has travelled all the way from ancient Olympia or increase. -- In

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a Greece. 69 days of the flame has been on the road in the UK. And

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this is the last full day of the UK What a moment for that young man.

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There, running alongside him, the torch security team who have been a

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with it since the very start since And, as he goes up on stage, he

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will be greeted by the mayor, Boris But Hyde Park, absolutely packed.

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Thousands of people have been waiting here literally since 2pm

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What a sight. And what an evening And he makes his way past a

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gathering of Olympians, six of them in total, including Jonathan

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And so, Tiler Rex has looked at the last ceremonial cauldron in Hyde

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Let me have a quick word with you, There's nothing to describe that

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feeling. It's so amazing. An By a would like to say a huge

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thank-you to the London Olympics Committee who has given 1,000

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Porter there is this opportunity. I feel so honoured to be selected by

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Coca-Cola for this. I hope anything are you guys want to do, I promise

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to you it is possible. Live your dreams. Thank you. Tyler Rex. Let's

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speak to the mayor of London now. Thank you, Jonathan. I've never

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seen anything like this in all my life. The excitement is growing so

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Is going to go off the scale. The mania. People are coming from

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around the world and they are seeing us and they are seeing the

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greatest city on earth. There are some people who are coming from

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around the world who don't know about the preparations we have done

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in the last seven years. There is a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to

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know whether we are ready. Are we ready?

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Yes, we are. The Aquatics Centre is ready, everything is ready, the

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security is ready, everything is ready. Team GB athletes are ready,

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aren't they? They are going to win more gold, silver, bronze medals

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than you would need to bail out Final question. Can we put on the

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greatest Olympic Games that has I'll be worried about the weather?

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-- are be worried about whether? Can we beat France? Australia?

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Germany? Thank you very much, everybody. Have a wonderful,

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wonderful London 2012. Thank you for your support. We are ready says

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the London mayor, Boris Johnson. The flame has travelled all the way

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from ancient Olympia in Greece and tomorrow night it will be burning

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Thanks very much, Sophie. Magnificent scenes in Hyde Park.

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Boris is enjoying himself. We are 35 minutes from from kick-off at

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Old Trafford. Let's pop back to Dan Walker who's with our Team GB

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reporter Garth Crooks. A almost a full house. If you listen to the

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interviews with the Team GB representatives, Ryan Giggs has

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spoken about the spirit in the team are. Stuart Pearce has spoken but

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the fact there is real fire in the team. Bellamy says they will get

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better as they go on. Is a quality? Undoubtedly. Last Friday against

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Brazil, Stuart Pearce was looking for his best side and I think we

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have got it this evening. But what is very apparent to me is that

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Senegal are a very big, fit and strong side. They have 10 players

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over six foot. There are some big people out there. Yes, but it's

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important our quality players, Ryan Giggs, Allen, handles the ball.

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They can do that. In the Premiership last season, they did

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it week in week out but today it's important they are not intimidated.

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They won't be. Allen needs to support Giggs. And Bellamy. They

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must not be intimidated by the side and power. Play as well as they can.

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I think they will get rewards. terms of experience, this feels

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like a real football match. The atmosphere is incredible. There is

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a huge crowd. It's a good experience for the home nation

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players. Absolutely. When Team GB came out today, you felt the

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atmosphere. I have been to a lot of Games and I felt it. But the crowd

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gets behind them and they put of a good performance, I think it will

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set the tempo for the whole competition. Of course, in the

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Olympics, some players come of age. Daniel Sturridge could be one of

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those players. It begin getting a where it matters around the box, I

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think he will score goals. We've already seen the other two teams in

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the group, UAE and Uruguay plain earlier. Do you think there has

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been enough to worry Stuart Pearce? I don't think Stuart Pearce will be

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surprised at all by what he saw with Uruguay and U A E. U A E, a

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lot of touches, nice football, but experience came through there.

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Uruguay didn't panic. They did what they had to do. Got the goals when

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it mattered. I think it is going to be Team G producing tonight. Garth

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will be following day Team GB throw the tournament and it all starts

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tonight at 8pm. Thanks very much, and I Love Garth Crooks's laid-back

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approach, don't you? We saw Team GB play Brazil and they look

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completely out of sorts. The first time together in a match but they

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were found wanting, weren't they? Yes, defensively they were all over

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the place. A lack of preparation, a lack of playing together and I

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think it showed. Terrible defending there. You talk about fitness and

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Micah Richards looks a big and quick but I have seen him do this

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three or four times last season for considered he's but this time he is

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short of fitness. It's a penalty understanding possession. Obviously

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the back four and the two centre- backs are a concern. Possession

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wise, they have got to keep a hold At the same time, you have got to

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get it together as a team, haven't you? Yes, they were struggling.

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Firstly, Tomkins was in the wrong starting position. It should be

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Richards dropping off. Joe Allen does not track his run-up. A lack

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of communication because they have not played together. We saw that in

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think he is onside there. He should have scored. Indecision all over

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the park, a lack of communication. The goalkeeper comes out into no

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man's land. They could not keep the ball. The left-back and the centre

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half big, we see Taylor and Tomkins, indecision. And we see it with

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Richards force of not playing together week in week out, they

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need to. Absolutely. Richards does really well here, is a top-class

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player. The start of the season, he does not have his fitness. Tomkins

0:27:090:27:14

does not know where he's going. The big thing here is you are watching

0:27:140:27:19

that game, the Brazilians looked like a team and that game at this

0:27:190:27:25

afternoon, the two teams, UAE and Uruguay look ready but Team GB look

0:27:250:27:30

like a lot of strangers. If they are going to progress, they have to

0:27:300:27:37

To hang on for a couple of Games and get the feeling of playing

0:27:370:27:41

together. I was speaking to Craig Bellamy this morning. He said

0:27:410:27:45

training was good but lack of preparation and time together and I

0:27:450:27:51

think it shows her. The back four facing their own goal. They are

0:27:510:27:57

facing the wrong way. To be fair to them, it's really difficult when

0:27:570:28:01

you just turn up as a centre-back and they put somebody alongside you

0:28:010:28:05

and what do you do when the opposition get it? Where is the

0:28:050:28:09

line going to be? You can't do that in five minutes also it takes years

0:28:090:28:13

of practice and they have got a week and a half, or whatever. And

0:28:130:28:17

we expect them to be great and it's not going to happen but what you

0:28:170:28:21

have got to do, if you are going to progress, you have got to play as a

0:28:210:28:25

team because if you don't, there's nothing there for you. It seems

0:28:250:28:30

pessimistic at the moment. We have got some decent players. In the

0:28:300:28:34

second half, they were a much better. There are players who can

0:28:340:28:44
0:28:440:28:44

They have got pace. And Sturridge, he's got point to prove. I think

0:28:440:28:49

the good news is that the half- decent line-up. It looks much

0:28:490:28:52

better than the starting line-up against Brazil. A lot of pace in

0:28:520:28:57

there. Swansea players in particular. They had shown all

0:28:570:29:03

season they can be comfortable in the possession. It's a big

0:29:030:29:13
0:29:130:29:17

A big game for the two centre-backs. Micah Richards looks like he has

0:29:170:29:24

been eating it all summer long, he's very heavy. The Olympic action

0:29:240:29:27

began yesterday when great Britain's women are met a new

0:29:270:29:37
0:29:370:29:41

Zealand at the Millennium Stadium start of the 2012 and then they

0:29:410:29:45

games. Great Britain and New Zealand have the accolade of being

0:29:450:29:52

the first athletes to get down to business at the 2012 Olympics. As

0:29:520:30:01

he led the Games begin! -- let the Games begin! Jenny Bindon felt that

0:30:010:30:05

was the best course of action, I do not know whether it was on target

0:30:050:30:14

but the keeper did not want to take any chances at all. He hit his Eni

0:30:140:30:24
0:30:240:30:26

Aluko, a great save by Bindon, Smith in the centre. It is off the

0:30:270:30:34

post. That is the closest we have come, Anita Asante just the

0:30:340:30:40

thickness of the post away from making history. Kelly Smith...

0:30:400:30:45

Great Britain playing some great stuff here. Alex Scott shoots and

0:30:450:30:55
0:30:550:31:13

herself, and she might get another by herself, can she? Through for

0:31:130:31:17

Great Britain but not finding the target, brilliant New Zealand's

0:31:170:31:24

defending. It is Stephanie Houghton, it is brilliant, Steph Houghton

0:31:240:31:27

scores, Great Britain have the lead, and Steph Houghton has the honour

0:31:270:31:31

of scoring the first ever goal for Great Britain's women the

0:31:310:31:41
0:31:410:31:57

international team at an Olympic by Karen Bardsley. Great Britain

0:31:570:32:00

have hung on. At the end, they deserve to win, because they have

0:32:000:32:05

dominated the game. Hope Powell's team have got off to the best

0:32:050:32:09

possible start, and the Olympics got off to a winning start for Team

0:32:090:32:19
0:32:190:32:32

5:15pm, live on BBC Three. One other story from yesterday,

0:32:320:32:37

organisers have apologised after a South Korean flag was shown

0:32:370:32:40

alongside a North Korean player at Hampden Park ahead of their game

0:32:400:32:44

against Colombia. The match eventually kicked off one hour late

0:32:440:32:51

with North Korea winning 2-0. Of all the flags in all countries and

0:32:510:32:58

all the world, it had to be those A good Welsh presence in his side,

0:32:580:33:02

no Scotsman, we know there are ridiculous political reasons that I

0:33:020:33:08

cannot quite comprehend, but a good presence, good editions, to.

0:33:080:33:16

Hopefully they will gain valuable experience for there euros. Allen,

0:33:160:33:21

pace, Ramsey on the bench, a great experience for the young boys. --

0:33:220:33:26

Giggs. Alan, the Welsh have got some good players coming through at

0:33:260:33:31

the moment. It augurs well for the national side, four or five really

0:33:310:33:36

talented youngsters coming through, get another two or 3 in, they have

0:33:360:33:41

got a chance of qualification. obvious absentee, I am not sure

0:33:410:33:45

about his idea of keeping a low profile, scoring for Spurs in

0:33:450:33:50

America, Gareth Bale, who seemed to be so on board for the Olympic

0:33:500:33:55

movement and then his injury or... I do not know what it is. Pressure

0:33:550:34:00

from the club? That is a big possibility. That is the usual one

0:34:000:34:04

in my experience! The last thing he should do is score in a pre-season

0:34:040:34:07

friendly, maybe they should have held him back, but I think that

0:34:080:34:12

Gareth Bale, it is a missed opportunity, one chance in a

0:34:120:34:16

lifetime to play in the Olympic Games. We have been here, it is

0:34:160:34:20

fantastic. It is a shame for the team, because he is such a great

0:34:200:34:24

player. Like Robbie says, if you are going to play, fine. If you're

0:34:240:34:29

not, fine. But if you say you are going to play then Pollard with a

0:34:290:34:35

back injury, you don't play for your club. Spurs have said that

0:34:350:34:37

criticism is unnecessary and unjustified, as you would expect

0:34:370:34:43

them to say. Why? For what reason is it unjustified? If you say he

0:34:430:34:48

cannot play in the Olympics because of his bad back and then he plays,

0:34:480:34:52

then there is... They said he recovered quicker than they thought.

0:34:520:34:56

To play in a pre-season friendly, you have to have 10 days' training,

0:34:560:35:01

so you know whether you will be fit or not. The other thing, if it is a

0:35:010:35:04

back injury, they would not take the chance if they thought there

0:35:040:35:10

was any danger that it might get worse. A bit dodgy. Another

0:35:100:35:16

absentee for different reasons, of course, David Beckham. Remember, we

0:35:160:35:20

have only got about 25 minutes until kick-off, Robbie! I know your

0:35:200:35:27

views are quite strong. As Alan was saying, to play in the Olympic

0:35:270:35:30

Games as a footballer, possibly it is not the pinnacle, so this is why

0:35:300:35:33

David Beckham should have been involved, to help the youngsters,

0:35:330:35:37

yes. If it was purely on football, I do not think he would have been

0:35:370:35:41

in it. This is the Olympic Games, you do not just get selected

0:35:410:35:46

because of helping the bid, or being a great ambassador, otherwise

0:35:460:35:50

why not Sebastian Coe running. that basis, why put him on the list

0:35:500:35:57

in the first place. If you're not going to include him at all, you

0:35:570:36:01

are not going to be in the squad, but put him on the list and then

0:36:010:36:05

not include him, that showed disrespect. When Stuart Pearce said

0:36:050:36:13

it was for footballing reasons, that was right. You would bet alive

0:36:130:36:15

that he would play in this tournament, and if your life

0:36:150:36:18

depended on it, you would take the three players that he has picked

0:36:180:36:23

before David Beckham. Even though he is performing very well in

0:36:230:36:27

America, scored a spectacular goal, a player of the season in the MLS.

0:36:270:36:33

Yes, even though, categorically. Definitely 100%, no question.

0:36:330:36:38

footballing reasons. I tell you what, he can keep the ball in that

0:36:380:36:43

team better than anybody, still. think you two can carry on this

0:36:430:36:48

argument. No Beckham at these Games, but it will be an Olympics are many

0:36:480:36:51

firsts, and we are privileged to witness one of them, one of

0:36:510:36:54

Britain's greatest ever players finally making his tournament debut.

0:36:550:37:03

At the grand old age of 38, step forward Ryan Joseph Giggs. For all

0:37:030:37:06

your experience and success, you have never been involved in an

0:37:060:37:09

international tournament, how are you approaching it? I am really

0:37:090:37:14

enjoying it, first and foremost. Going away and having the training

0:37:140:37:17

camp and preparing, perhaps in a different way than you would with

0:37:170:37:22

your club. I cannot wait for the tournament to start. Obviously, we

0:37:220:37:26

need to start well, but you need to get better with each game, which is

0:37:260:37:30

hopefully what we will be doing. There is a strong Welsh contingent

0:37:300:37:35

in the squad, has that been held for? Obviously, I know the Welsh

0:37:350:37:40

lads better than the English lads, so it has been good. Good young

0:37:400:37:44

players, obviously Craig is a bit more experienced, but talented

0:37:440:37:48

players. Mixing with the English lads really good, which is always

0:37:480:37:51

important, you need a good team spirit if you're going to be

0:37:510:37:56

successful, and that has not been a problem. Any banter? Yeah, lots of

0:37:570:38:02

bounder! They are all young lads, same interests. Like I say, team

0:38:020:38:06

spirit has been really good from day one. That has been one of the

0:38:060:38:15

pleasing aspects of our time together. But there one or two

0:38:150:38:20

players who have surprised you? because I think they are all

0:38:200:38:25

quality players, and that is why Stewart has pick them. They are all

0:38:250:38:29

comfortable on the ball, and it is a massive sort of platform for them

0:38:290:38:33

to show what they are capable of. You know, I'm not going to name

0:38:330:38:36

names, because who knows who is going to come out of it better than

0:38:360:38:40

others? It is just whether they take their chance of not. You are

0:38:400:38:43

here at Old Trafford preparing to play for Great Britain. Does that

0:38:430:38:48

feel strange? Yeah, it does, my only other game here was Wales

0:38:480:38:51

against England, and that was strange, going into the away

0:38:510:38:55

dressing room. I will not be in the away dressing room this time, but

0:38:550:38:58

it is strange, not going onto the pitch as a United player, playing

0:38:580:39:04

in front of United fans. So it is different, but it is a challenge I

0:39:040:39:09

am looking forward to. As Sir Alex wish you well, told you not to get

0:39:090:39:13

injured question-marks no! The boss has been really supportive ever

0:39:130:39:17

since I got the chance of selection and the chance to be part of it.

0:39:170:39:20

Right from the start, he has wished me well, and I'm sure that he will

0:39:200:39:30
0:39:300:39:36

hasn't it? 38, 909 club appearances, 12 league titles, just the two

0:39:360:39:45

It is even more than you, which pleases me immensely! You played

0:39:450:39:51

with him in York early days with Wales, what sort of player was he?

0:39:510:39:54

Well, it is difficult, when you are in the presence of Ryan Giggs on

0:39:540:39:58

the field, playing for Wales, I think I a few of us felt we were

0:39:580:40:02

not worthy, passing the ball, the way he looked at you. You were

0:40:020:40:12

probably right! That is ash! -- harsh. All he wanted to do was help

0:40:120:40:16

and encourage. The young boy's there, that is why he will go on to

0:40:160:40:20

become a manager, because his influence in the dressing room is

0:40:200:40:26

fantastic. 38 years of age, we have said it many times, the hunger, the

0:40:260:40:29

motivation and the talent and a fitness to keep playing. He is

0:40:290:40:34

older than Beckham! Yeah, but the thing is, right, Alex Ferguson was

0:40:340:40:38

quoted as saying not only was he thinking of playing next season but

0:40:380:40:43

the season afterwards. I mean, that is unbelievable. He started off on

0:40:430:40:47

the left wing, he will play anywhere. Last season he was at

0:40:470:40:51

left-back, and at West Ham he was the best player on the pitch. He

0:40:510:40:54

gives you 100% and will play anywhere, and he is a brilliant

0:40:540:40:58

team player. It is wonderful for him, I think everyone is delighted,

0:40:580:41:02

the fact that Ryan Giggs has made his team, because he deserves to

0:41:020:41:07

play in a major tournament. He was so close when Wales lost to Russia

0:41:070:41:12

in the play-offs. Look at Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, Neville Southall, and

0:41:120:41:17

Ryan Giggs is one of those who can now play in a major tournament.

0:41:170:41:23

games in 17 days? I think he can. hope he does. He is to put it, he

0:41:230:41:28

really is, no problem. One of the few men older than Ryan Giggs at

0:41:280:41:32

the Olympics is Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce. He has also been

0:41:320:41:35

talking to Garth Crooks. How does this compare with your other

0:41:350:41:41

managerial experiences? I think we feel as though the magnitude of it

0:41:410:41:46

is that much bigger, the exposure is that much bigger, you know? It

0:41:460:41:49

is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our sport on our own soil,

0:41:490:41:53

under the umbrella of the Olympics, so if you cannot enjoy that, that

0:41:530:41:57

will be the message to the players. Go and enjoy it, we have done

0:41:570:42:00

plenty of work over the last two and a half weeks, physically and

0:42:000:42:05

technically, and go and express yourselves. You have seen Brazil.

0:42:050:42:09

What sort of test was that? ultimate test, to be honest with

0:42:090:42:13

you, in all honesty. Whoever beat Brazil in this tournament and

0:42:130:42:16

finishes above them will have a gold medal around their neck.

0:42:160:42:20

Football is football, we think the next time we get the opportunity to

0:42:200:42:24

play them hopefully will be at the earliest the semi-final or the

0:42:240:42:27

final, and if we are good enough to get there, we will be better

0:42:270:42:32

prepared to take them on again. have made difficult decisions, pick

0:42:320:42:37

your over-age players. What are those players going to give you?

0:42:370:42:40

The three of them have given me exactly what I thought they would.

0:42:400:42:44

The captain has a wealth of experience, his knowledge is top-

0:42:440:42:49

notch, the players look up to them. Craig Bellamy is as good a

0:42:490:42:52

professional in regard to the training pitch as I have ever

0:42:520:42:57

worked with. Anything you ask of him, technically or tactically,

0:42:570:43:01

there is 400% focus, it is an obsession with him. Micah Richards

0:43:010:43:05

has served me fantastically well over my time as a manager. He is a

0:43:050:43:09

colossus at the heart of defence. He will get stronger as the

0:43:090:43:12

tournament goes on, and we will rely on him when the tournament

0:43:120:43:18

starts. Is it your best seen? think so, I believe I do, but as

0:43:180:43:21

normally would happen in tournament football, the team you start with

0:43:210:43:25

will not be the one you finish with. You need all 18, make no mistake

0:43:250:43:30

about it. What to make of your opponents? We have seen a lot of

0:43:300:43:33

Senegal, I went to their final play-off game and saw them qualify

0:43:330:43:37

to get here, and lo and behold the next day they are in our group.

0:43:370:43:42

They are in a big side, Berry Athletic, their counter-attack very

0:43:420:43:46

quickly at you. -- the very athletic. We have got enough in our

0:43:460:43:51

ranks to give them a good game. far do you dream, Stuart? You can

0:43:510:43:56

rest assured that I only ever prepare a team to win gold, nothing

0:43:560:44:01

less. We are prepared, we are ready for action. Are we going to be good

0:44:010:44:06

enough to get out of the group, to go beyond that? I am not sure, but

0:44:060:44:10

with home advantage as well, we need to get some momentum. Once you

0:44:100:44:15

get that momentum, you can go as far as you want, you know. We will

0:44:150:44:19

come together, grow as a group together, and I think the country

0:44:190:44:23

will grow behind us as well. So I am looking forward to it, but you

0:44:230:44:27

have to hit the ground running in that first game, and from there,

0:44:270:44:35

well, you take it on the chin as it At that press conference at there

0:44:350:44:38

were only about seven journalists there. There appeared to be a

0:44:380:44:48
0:44:480:44:50

slight lack of interest. The he has got a hard job because the hardest

0:44:500:44:55

job for any coach is to get a group of players, it barely played

0:44:550:44:58

together to mould them into a team. To get them successful, that's what

0:44:580:45:03

is going to have to do. To be successful, his reputation will go

0:45:030:45:08

through the roof. It's important for him but it's a difficult job

0:45:080:45:12

assembling this bunch of players. It's very difficult because they've

0:45:120:45:18

not played together, they are not fit, so it's a big test for him. If

0:45:180:45:24

he does well, jobs will come along. The Senegal team are missing star

0:45:240:45:27

names like Newcastle pairing Demba Ba and Pappis Cisse. But African

0:45:270:45:30

teams do have a good record in the Olympics, winning two golds and a

0:45:300:45:40
0:45:400:45:55

captain has won the game for Nigeria. What a celebration that is.

0:45:550:46:05
0:46:050:46:25

it in the last couple of minutes? Oh, that's brilliant! Superbly

0:46:250:46:35
0:46:350:46:53

meaning of the World, it's a golden It certainly was. I loved Kanu's

0:46:530:47:00

celebrations. It was the best. Senegal, big, strong counter-

0:47:000:47:07

attacking side? Yes, they are. I played with them at Birmingham. Big,

0:47:070:47:14

strong, athletic. Good on the counter attack. They have got a

0:47:140:47:24
0:47:240:47:25

couple of players from the Premier League. Actually, you could see the

0:47:250:47:35
0:47:350:47:40

quality of that strike there. It difficult game. They beat Spain

0:47:410:47:45

it's not so long ago, 2-0. They've played together of course. It's a

0:47:450:47:52

big test for Great Britain tonight. It's not about how Senegal plays

0:47:520:48:02
0:48:020:48:03

but how Stuart Pearce's team plays. It's approaching kick-off now at

0:48:030:48:13
0:48:130:48:14

Old Trafford. Mark Lawrenson now. Welcome back. The guys in the

0:48:140:48:17

studio there, they have mentioned how it's about how Team GB played

0:48:170:48:23

tonight. Sturridge on his own up front, I think. He's the man that

0:48:230:48:26

we are relying on four goals because there's not any more.

0:48:270:48:32

is the key. There's not too many other options. We know he has been

0:48:320:48:37

at six, and against Brazil he looked like he needed a game. --

0:48:370:48:43

been unwell. Co from everybody's point of view, it would seem what

0:48:430:48:46

anybody in the camp believes the more Games they play the better

0:48:460:48:53

they get. They will have to play well tonight because Senegal are a

0:48:530:48:59

team of Giants. Especially in set pieces. They took at Joe Allen are

0:48:590:49:03

possibly going to Liverpool for �15 million. He's a decent Premier

0:49:030:49:09

League player. Can he win again? Only time will tell. Brendan Rogers

0:49:090:49:15

thing Sears. It's not unusual for a manager to take some body like a

0:49:150:49:20

lieutenant. We will see. The one thing about Joe Allen, if he goes

0:49:200:49:24

from Swansea to Liverpool, he will keep the ball and make players

0:49:240:49:28

receive the ball and pass the ball which is what Brendan Rogers wants

0:49:280:49:31

for Liverpool. In the warm-up, there was only that game against

0:49:310:49:36

Brazil. The other option, which Stuart Pearce mention, you have

0:49:360:49:41

played the best, and whoever takes Brazil will win the gold medal.

0:49:410:49:47

That's true. You don't want to play friendlies before tournament

0:49:470:49:53

winning of 4-0, it's too easy. From a fitness point of view, I think it

0:49:530:49:58

will count in Team GB's favour. built the least you to the

0:49:580:50:03

commentary table down there with Jonathan Pearce. Some sad news,

0:50:030:50:08

they have run out of pies tonight at Old Trafford. We had to have a

0:50:080:50:18
0:50:180:50:21

Winning Games 3-0 is no use, is it? The you don't want that. I know

0:50:210:50:25

what he's saying. When you are chasing fitness, you chase the ball

0:50:250:50:30

and get fitter. Watching the opening game this afternoon, in the

0:50:300:50:37

group, I think they have got to get on the game tonight. You require

0:50:370:50:43

and you he, I thought they were really tasty on the ball. -- UAE.

0:50:430:50:47

Looking behind, the commentators, it looked like a terrific crowd

0:50:470:50:53

which is great. That will boost the side, didn't it? The women had a

0:50:530:50:56

great crowd for their Games and it looks like a full house tonight. I

0:50:560:51:00

lived in Manchester. There's not much sign snap the Olympics in

0:51:000:51:04

Manchester but they are fantastic turnout. What are they going to

0:51:040:51:12

sing? What do they sing? Think of the song. Alan has been thing about

0:51:120:51:16

that for a week or so. There's been nothing else on my mind! First of

0:51:160:51:23

all, defensively, Richards and Caulker played better in the second

0:51:230:51:27

half against Brazil than the first half, and then obviously when they

0:51:270:51:32

get it, they can't give it away cheaply. We talk about their

0:51:320:51:36

fitness and getting the ball back. Mark Lawrenson mention set plays.

0:51:360:51:41

They are a big side, Senegal. You have got to be tight at the back

0:51:410:51:47

four that and when you get it, make sure you don't give it away.

0:51:470:51:57

Bellamy's pace and Ryan Giggs, his influence, the older players must

0:51:570:52:03

have an influence. Micah Richards, too. And don't eat any pies at

0:52:030:52:08

half-time. You also mention the crowd. Give them something to shout

0:52:080:52:15

about. What will they shout about? Good play. It does not matter what

0:52:150:52:24

they are singing. If it's dead... It's how you perform on the pitch.

0:52:240:52:31

I know, but if they do get going, what will they sing? Will they win?

0:52:310:52:40

No, a draw. I think Team GB will win. Good manners. Positivity. If

0:52:400:52:45

Team GB are to win gold, they will play six Games in 16 days. This is

0:52:450:52:55
0:52:550:52:57

the first of them. Great Britain verses Senegal. Our commentators at

0:52:570:53:07
0:53:070:53:09

old Trafford are Mark Lawrenson and Team GB. For the first time since

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they beat China 3-2 on September 1st, 1961, four days before Cassius

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Clay won gold when Haroun Macmillan was British prime minister, John F

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Kennedy was a presidential candidate, and the Beatles had just

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played in Hamburg, great Britain's men are playing to an Olympic

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football matches. A sell-out crowd for this historic day for Senegal,

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too. The World Cup 2002 quarter- finalists playing their first ever

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Olympic smash. Their names may not glitter and shimmer like some of

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the stars of the swimming-pool and track and Velodrome, but for these

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young Africans and for the British boys, then your of Olympic gold is

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just as Illustrious, I can tell you. At Old Trafford, a ghost of Sir

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Matt Busby is not far away. In 1948, when the he managed great but not

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the last London Olympics, they had the team together for two and a

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half months beforehand. Stuart Pearce has had his team together

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for just days, with just one a warm-up game. They have to improve

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on that were not game, don't they? Yes, they have to improve.

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Sometimes, in a friendly game before a tournament, actually, if

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you have a tough time in that game, it gets your fitness levels up.

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Also it would help in terms of ironing out any faults Stuart

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Pearce and his coaching staff have seen. The problem for Team GB is

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that, in the initial stages, against Brazil, they played like a

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team of strangers because they were a team of strangers. It will be

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interesting to see what level of performance we see tonight. At Old

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Trafford tonight, they will be cheering for a team wearing blue.

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And now we pause for the national anthems. Team GB and Senegal, the

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# Long live our noble Queen. # God save the Queen.

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# Send her victorious. # Happy and glorious.

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# Long to reign over us. timing of his players is better

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than the timing of the national anthem. The music at some stages

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got away from the players. The thing which struck me, is the

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height of those Senegalese boys compared to Team GB. They are

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absolutely Giants. However, Spain, pair, kept David Beckham out of a

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time. A mixed reaction. Unfair criticism of Micah Richards there.

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Ryan Giggs, of course, will be the Manchester United hero for Stuart

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Pearce tonight at his home ground. I bet he was singing the national

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anthem and Adam proud, Stuart Pearce. One of the great sporting

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patriots of our time. Senegal's Olympic hopes, were in full and by

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Yoshinori Fujimoto and Nick Watney There is their coach. The national

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coach of Senegal. He will be hoping that they can build on their

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stuttering performance in 4th official. Ryan Giggs, the most

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decorated player in Premier League history. Mohamed Diame is the

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opposition captain. He played for Wigan. Just joined West Ham United.

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Back from their season at all. Are playing now for Senegal. Team GB

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get off and under way, kicking from left to right. Their first Olympic

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isolated, caught in possession. -- a bit isolated. Interesting that GB

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had started with Neil Taylor on the right hand side and Ryan Bertrand

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playing on his more favoured left. He started on the right up at the

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Riverside in the warm-up game over-age players in the GB squad.

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If you're not familiar with Olympic rules, the players have to be 23 or

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that academy, they are seeing a lot of the boys coming through and

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joining top-class European sites. Papa Gueye plays for Kharkiv in the

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defensively, one of football's great surprises at World Cup 2002,

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beating France in the opening game. They did beat Spain in July, the

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Spanish Olympic side. We have already seen upsets here in this

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tournament. GB will be hoping there is not one tonight. Tom Cleverley

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playing at his home ground, but last season was spoilt by injuries.

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move to Liverpool to be reunited startling appearance for Chelsea in

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the Champions League final, the two ranks of four and the two front

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against defence training exercise. It is a bit, the Senegalese team

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set up on the counter-attack. You can see that Team G Markby -- you

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can see that Team GB are going to have a lot of the ball. Their won

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in 1908 and a coach Arthur Davis, they beat Denmark at White City.

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8,000 people watched that. This game is being watched globally, and

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in that competition the French were so shocked by their 17-1 semi-final

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defeat that they refused to play in the bronze-medal game. What a shock

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the extra day's training. He looked a little bit rusty in the warm-up

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who have come through and played with distinction in recent weeks. -

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out of position. It is a strange atmosphere, Jonathan, isn't it? It

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looks virtually full. I do not know how you would describe it, it is a

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real family occasion without that sort of age, isn't it? Thousands

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and thousands of children being brought to these Olympic football

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matches. That is the great thing You might expect that in an

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international match. When England used to play here, the atmosphere

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was tremendous in the days when One of the shorter of the Senegal

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He was dropped to the Lille veto team from July onwards, he did not

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have a great season. Senegal were beaten by Gabon and then by Egypt

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in the qualifying match, and they had to go to the Olympic Stadium to

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play against a man. First test for danger! They are all major aerial

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threat, all over 6 ft 2 inside that Arguably one of the smallest

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players on the pitch dealt with it. A dangerous ball at the far post,

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luckily Ryan Bertrand was aware of the situation. Someone was claiming

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for handball. He could not have last 12 months. He caught my eye

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when he scored in the South Wales derby against Cardiff, major

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Daniel Sturridge. Papa Gueye was Papa Gueye, and he had to wait

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Olympic ethic, spending time in the village, eating and mingling with

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the other Olympic stars. Kelly Holmes gave them a speech on what

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shot of one of the Senate or coaches, Aliou Cisse, well known in

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English football for his time at Portsmouth. -- Senegal coaches.

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That was a great ball in, wasn't it? The Senegal benches calling for

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them to play higher up. The only thing about that is when Team GB

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have the ball, Senegal are just sat Mane saw it coming, safe hands,

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good goalkeeping. I think Cleverley was hoping Bellamy would make the

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run and get half a yard on his defender, but unfortunately he did

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Liverpool player. In the earlier game played at Old Trafford, Luis

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Suarez of Uruguay was given a fearful amount of abuse every time

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wants the ball all the time, a Mexican wave goes around the crowd.

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Yeah, it does not say a lot for the played for the French Under-21s. --

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did not have too many players forward, but nice play by Mane in

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midfield. In 1974, the English Football Association abolished the

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distinction between amateurs and professionals, so interest in the

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Olympics finished. In 1984, some professionals were allowed in the

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Olympic football competition. European and South American

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countries could not play players who had played in the World Cup.

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That changed in 1992, fully professional, but only for under 20

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threes. Finally, in 1996, we came to the current situation, three

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amateurs, when Britain won gold in 1912, the centre forward was the

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big star. He was a musical singer. He made a couple of records as well.

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Ronny the Robin was one of them. It was a big minutes' time, I gather!

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week, and some of the other competing nations already in the

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men's competition, this is noticeably slower. Team GB are now

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picking up the temperature. Back to Team GB. Fairly simple and rhythmic.

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up a little nod, Senegal, when they got the ball. That tells you

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everything about their tactics, coach, Pappis Cisse so there. The

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the goal kick. Good to see the referee allowing that sort of

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physicality, as well. He just whacks the ball against Rose. Three

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red cards he picked up this season, City. He looked like Bambi on ice,

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sometimes. He was struggling. Under Brendan Rogers, goodness me, last

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season in Swansea... I presume, at the Bristol City, he was still

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growing, was he not? He gets a foul from Saliou Ciss. He called it a

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in the middle but they are giving 19. Ryan Giggs, so many times their

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hair are for Manchester United. Micah Richards at the far post.

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Bellamy. 1-0! A little bit of history. The first goal scored in

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an Olympic finals by a British men's football team since 1960 when

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they beat China, 3-2. And it's a Welsh man who gets it. How proud he

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will be. Team GB lead Senegal, 1-0. You can see from the free kick, the

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whole thing just opened up a beautifully Paul Bellamy. There was

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an angle right behind Bellamy. That was the only place he could stick

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the ball. It opened up fantastically for him. Amazing, the

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older boys involved in the goal. Just there, look, stick it in the

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corner. He did. For a team of such Hyde, Senegal did not do it with an

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aerial ball at all well, did they? No, the first shot on target during

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the game. Bellamy drew the foul. After a free kick was taken, Team

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GB are in the lead. Good news for Team GB. They are just going to

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keep the ball all the time so Senegal have to come out a little

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bit. That is dangerous. A bit theatrical in the middle as it flew

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this. A but like Trevor Sinclair. Remember that one? Queen's Park

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GB needs to win. Uruguay are expected to win and expected to be

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Conference, won't it? -- confidence. Well, Senegal are not out of this

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England Under 20 ones for Stuart feet. Has he taken it one step too

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far? He is still dangerous for Team GB. Idrissa Gueye was following up.

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One was a block in the end. The initial challenge from Caulker was

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excellent. Great, that's the first challenge. And that's the second.

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He had to be absolutely spot on. Joe Allen, the man involved there,

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he's a great footballer, as well. I think it was delayed Gary Speed who

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moved into a central midfield position. -- the late Gary Speed. A

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Welsh Under 21 side. Gary is still so sadly missed by the game.

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makes a difference, you know, when you play in a wide area and come

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and play in the centre. All of a sudden, you haven't got the touch

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line down your side. It opens the game up for you. Caulker brings it

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out and looks for Cleverley. Danny Rose has come into a more settled

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position momentarily. Micah Richards.

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against Brazil but they played Mexico when they were training in

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Spain, 330 Minute many Games. They together. Very hot as well, wasn't

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it? Team GB approach 29 major real chance here for Senegal. What

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an opportunity squandered by Ousmane Mane. On a plate. What an

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just too low, isn't it? Straight at him, as well. At least he had the

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presence of mind to make it a little bit more difficult. It could

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have been 1-1. He scored against Spain in a warm-up and against

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Liberia in a World Cup qualifier, noticeable how sluggish Team GB

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were getting players for would. Let's see that foul again. They are

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a lot quicker to get up alongside him tonight. What do you make of

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Sturridge's that was concerned coming into the Olympics? He has

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looked OK, so far, Jonathan, but has not had too much of the ball. I

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think it would be better to judge Brazil. He is a player of such a

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promise, the goalkeeper. He went to Euro 2012 without playing a first

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throw in, taken by Saliou Ciss. took the wrong option, Dundee,

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slower tempo. It is a warm evening. Quite a bit of humidity as well.

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This certainly an element of nerves from Team GB's point of view. A

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full house, 22 degrees Celsius They us will tell us. Yes, he did.

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There is only 75,000 people who saw it. Another lovely ball through to

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Ousmane Mane. Can he finish this time? Richards hammered it of the

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Senegalese players. He came to Team GB's rescue. I think it might have

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been a corner, you know. Again, it another good recovery tackle from

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Just beginning to make runs off defenders. Yes, with that pace as

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well, Jonathan, it's a problem. Came through to the first team

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after Christmas to help keep them Olympics these days. When Sir Matt

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Busby was in charge of GB, they lost their semi-final against

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Yugoslavia, and he asked the team if they would mind standing down

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and let some of the squad players come in for the bronze medal match

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against the Danes. They lost that defence, Idrissa Gueye came out of

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quite happy. In Champions League football, we have seen free-kicks

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given for less. We have seen free- kicks given for getting off the

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injuries at Atletico Madrid, he went out to Argentina as a young

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boy to try and find football there. Yeah, I think it was

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halfway line, and that is a free kick for the challenge on Rose.

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referee had a look at the man on the halfway line and came to walk

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towards him and blow his whistle, and then you let play go on. Zargo

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Toure was the man who got the challenge in. He scissored his legs.

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It was a bit of a cover for, much about nothing. Idrissa Gueye on the

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referee. A no, is not. Well, now he is, saying to the Senegal medical

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think they are saying that GB should have kicked the ball out of

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play. The referee ran back to do something about it and then decided

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it was not too bad and let the game play. It was not Team GB's problem.

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Defensively, Team GB might have a few problems with UAV in their next

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game over the weekend, tricky white man. -- why do men. Uruguay, in the

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final match of Group A, will be a stretcher has come on, has he?! I

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him, the referee. How much medical kit did that guy have?! That is a

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first half. Melanie's goal sees Great Britain 1-0 up. -- Bellamy's

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kicks, you're waiting for some kind back, we think he will at some

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point in these Olympics. Oh, he left it late there! That might be a

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yellow. Foul on Neil Taylor. Just lost his head momentarily. Too much

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message from the bench, didn't he, Souare? Calm down a little bit.

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for Sturridge. I think it was clipped to go wider, to Rose,

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rather than Sturridge. Once it has gone out wide to Sturridge, he did

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not make a run. Micah Richards on a strong run, looking for Bellamy, a

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mistake by Ciss, but he gets it kick. Under all sorts of pressure,

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he managed to engineer something vision by Ryan Giggs. Great vision

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from Giggs here. He stuck it in over the central defender, got

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himself in a bit of a mess. If anything, Sturridge was just going

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to keep it in play. He was never classiest player on the field.

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Across the middle, Rose as well, Bellamy from the right hand side,

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Rose, there would have been another Gueye, who at that injury on the

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halfway line four or five minutes ago. He is gesturing to the bench,

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then. He has done well for them at senior international level in the

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last six months or so, Idrissa think the coach is saying, we might

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wait a little minute or so, otherwise why don't you just put a

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substitute on straight away? How long until half-time? Five minutes?

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Look at the clock, that always helps! Cheikhou Kouyate it has

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the right hand side now. They really need to get Konate on the

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but caulker is certainly the faster of the two. Here comes the

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substitution. It is going to be Cheikhou Kouyate who comes on. He

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plays for Anderlecht and won the title with them in Belgium this

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year. This is a player who is the centre of interest for Manchester

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City, Arsenal. He is 6 ft 4. He got through to the senior international

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side this year. Three substitutes guile about Senegal in this first

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half. Well, you have had one or two opportunities, and they have

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squandered them. They have been one-on-one, running at Team GB's

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defenders, causing problems without any kind of end product, or even

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looking like they might have been very good. Giggs, Tiler, Bellamy.

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there. He nearly tricked over it. - players inside the Team GB half

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than they have had throughout the game. Only the goalkeeper and Papa

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Gueye were inside their own half. It came to nothing again. Really

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good, disciplined football by the Got it on the shoulder, maybe

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they're right of the head? And not sure how much contact there was. He

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realised he was almost trying to plough. Yes, there was not a great

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contact. I think Senegal have looked better when they have had

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fewer players in Team GB's half, because they have moved the ball

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quicker and looked more dangerous. One minute of stoppage time at the

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very much a work-in-progress, but just to get that goal, Jonathan,

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made a great deal of difference to this game. They can afford to sit

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back a little bit and maybe Senegal might go forward to try to get the

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equaliser. Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams for

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so many years. Craig Bellamy is always good of scoring goals at big

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occasions for Wales and for various clubs and now for Great Britain and

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1:46:131:46:13

Stuart Pearce. His goal separates the two sites. Sadio Mane missing a

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Senegal's best chance. Team GB lead So far, so good for Team GB, a

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work-in-progress. You could see then finding their fitness but

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things to be positive about. Absolutely, the first 15 minutes I

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thought, what a stinker. Senegal made life difficult for Team GB but

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since the goal, both sides have had reasonable opportunities. Ousmane

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Mane had the best chance for Senegal. But Stuart Pearce will be

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delighted with the first half performance because defensively

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they have been solid. Micah Richards has been solid. And

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obviously the goal. The that's the key thing. If they can somehow to

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get results, get through the Group Stage, it will help them in good

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stead. Yes, I think Stuart Pearce will be pleased. Bellamy and Giggs,

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and Richard at the back, they have been fantastic. The experience is

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helping the young players. Absolutely. They have done it in

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club football. The experience is invaluable the younger players,

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getting them together and it seems that he was saying the right things

1:47:321:47:38

at the right time to them and at half-time, this game is not done

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1:47:481:47:48

and dusted. It's a great ball, a Bellamy did well to hit it into the

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deck and the goalkeeper had no chance. A great strike. He smashed

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it to the ground. Craig is a good finisher. A great free kick. And a

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good challenge. And Bellamy, a little bit of movement. Lands it

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An element of the crowd were booing Craig Bellamy, well that's the

1:48:171:48:24

Manchester and Liverpool thing? there were a few pews -- bruised

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when he received the ball. It's a shame. -- there were a few boos.

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The Welsh players were not singing the anthem. Maybe they don't know

1:48:331:48:38

it, but they are a great Britain team. Is there an element amongst

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the Welsh people that, because the anthem is also the anthem of the

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English team, it's also un-English thing? Playing for Wales, at the

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Millennium Stadium, we sing our national anthem, land of my

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father's. As you mentioned, Ousmane Mane had a marvellous chance for

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Good pace on the ball to hit. To be fair to the goalkeeper, he gets

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there quickly. He makes the mistake and comes out really really quickly.

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Ousmane Mane forces the mistake. huge sigh of relief. He can't

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believe it. The play from Team GB, over 60% possession which is

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They had a few decent chances. A bit of good play down the right-

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hand side with Giggs and Bellamy. The final ball lets him down but

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great play on this side. A great ball from Bellamy to Cleverley. He

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can't quite control it. This would moved the Senegal defence all over

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the place. Daniel Sturridge. He is feeling his way. He is. Watch

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Bellamy here. No, it's not Bellamy, it is Cleverley. Bellamy was the

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We talked to a Micah Richards before the game. He did not look

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particularly fit. He is the real as a centre-back. He has a lot of

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attributes you want. He kind that tackle to perfection. Totally

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dominant. When you play the game besides somebody like that, it

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gives you a real confidence and here is short of breath but makes a

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good recovery and finally, this is what you want to see. A great

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tackle and then he goes for the next one. He certainly does not

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pull-out. When you see him at running towards you like that, you

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are frightened. He's done that is The men's football tournament began

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1:51:341:51:36

today. Plenty of games have already found space on the edge of the area

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and finds a finish out of the top drawer. Deflected it in it. He

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into Hernandez. Tripped from he caught Hernandez. Honduras

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scores with ease. He sends the goalkeeper the wrong way. A great

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goal! A wonderful strike. The 19- year-old, who has just joined

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1:52:361:53:11

Sporting Lisbon, levels things at scores. A great free kick. Ramirez

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for Uruguay, with three-and a-half minutes of the first half to go.

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Uruguay on the front foot. In the ascendancy for the first time in

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the game. It is in! Tucked away by the substitute. Uruguay are in

1:53:281:53:34

front. Two in the middle waiting for the cross and it just eluded

1:53:341:53:44
1:53:441:53:57

not happy. It's going to have to be taken again. Can he find the back

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of the net once more? Sense the goalkeeper the other way and this

1:54:011:54:08

time it does count. -- send as. Got a deflection there. It's that

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half-time. One stroke to control and another to fire it past the

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Two other matches taking place this evening. Brazil, as you might

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expect, had a good first half and scored three goals. The first on

1:54:581:55:08
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Manchester United's Raphael. The second, from Dimao. There he is,

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knocking it in, 2-0 to Brazil. And then the wunderkind himself. Brazil

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have never ever won at the Olympic Games. It's surprising. They are

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desperate to win and our favourite for this tournament. 3-0 at half-

1:55:271:55:33

time. This is Belarus taking the lead against New Zealand on the

1:55:331:55:40

stroke of half-time. A bit more information for you. Egypt have

1:55:401:55:46

just put one back against Brazil, so it is 3-1. Let's hear from Garth

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Crooks. Welcome back to Old Trafford. You

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would concur has got the boy said in the studio. The older players

1:55:571:56:02

have been pivotal? Absolutely. Micah Richards commanding at the

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back. Ryan Giggs providing quality when it matters and he will accept

1:56:081:56:11

responsibility wherever he is on the pitch. The Bellamy, quality in

1:56:111:56:17

the last third. I would like to see, in the second half, Tom Cleverley

1:56:171:56:21

to come into a more. He is often a spare man but we can't find him but

1:56:211:56:27

when you do, he seems a little bit afraid to go for it and what do we

1:56:271:56:35

know he can do with his quality. And also, if we can get Daniel

1:56:351:56:41

stowage a bit more in his own. He is attached is little bit off. --

1:56:411:56:46

Daniel Sturridge. I know he is not well. He's good in and around the

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box. We got so much about possession being the king. At the

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recent European Championships, sometimes England's possession was

1:56:541:57:00

35% do tonight, 61%. That is key to success in the second half. I think

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so. The mere touch you have, the better you will do. Your confidence

1:57:071:57:13

will grow. I thought it was very noticeable when Team GB scored,

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their confidence grew. They look even more confident on the ball. I

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would like to see more of that in the second half. We need to finish

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them off in the second half. It is a slightly different night with

1:57:311:57:36

loads of families and Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott are down there, so

1:57:361:57:41

or to Manchester City title was enjoying a night at Old Trafford.

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Back to you. GARY LINEKAR: Thanks, guys. Before

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we head back to Old Trafford, just a reminder that the opening

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Games on the BBC. A quite convincing, that fellow. I

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haven't got a clue how that works. He's better than you. It will be

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great, actually. Coming towards the second half, Team GB, a one goal up

1:59:401:59:44

again Senegal. You saw a difference in away Senegal approached the game

1:59:441:59:49

to how they approach it after the goal? Absolutely. 0-0, behind the

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ball, nothing behind them to make it difficult and then there would

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be two front men. Team GB get the goal and then there is a different

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attitude. A different approach, because they are pressing much

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further up the pitch and that leaves space in the opposition half,

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and the big thing about that is can they take advantage of it? There

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are four Senegal players in the Team GB half and they are pressing

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much higher up the pitch. It leaves space behind and the thing is,

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cannot Team GB exploit that? slight concern is the British side

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at this stage is the lack of match- fitness. It might take its toll.

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Senegal have been playing much more Games, more matches. They are in

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The positive thing is they have had a lot of the ball, so they will not

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be doing as much Jersey as they did against Brazil. Substitutes might

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be important. Possession is important in the second half. If

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they can keep possession and not go chasing, the last 15 or 20 minutes

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will be vitally important, but they should be all right. OK, let's get

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back to the action at Old Trafford with Mark Lawrenson and Jonathan

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second half, then, with Team GB about to make a change, and it is

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Marvin Sordell, who did not start a game for Bolton Wanderers, having

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moved from Watford in January the, who is going to come on a fait

2:01:342:01:41

Daniel Sturridge, who did have the bonus coming into the Olympic Games,

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viral meningitis. He stunned many people by making the squad in the

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end. He has been forced off after 45 minutes. What you make of that

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change, Mark? I think it was quite obvious that Sturridge was

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struggling, and the service was not great to him. I think they have

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asked him at half-time, how do you feel? He looks like he has been ill,

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actually. But you know, 45 minutes will not do him any harm. The first

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foul of the second half. An apology Britain goalkeeper. He knows that

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Joe Hart, the English number one, is looking on. Good to see him

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sitting among the fans, no VIP of the second half. Yellow card for

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minutes of football for Bolton, having joined them from Watford,

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where he had a good scoring record, 27 goals in 81 games. We have been

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saying this GB team have not had a chance to play together too often,

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but a lot of the players have been together with Stuart Pearce at

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under 21 level. He guided 18 to three under 21 championships. -- a

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much in the second -- in the first half, but that is a good shepherd,

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and Butland got down very well to save from Balde. -- good effort.

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just looked for a split second that he did not see him until a little

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bit late, strong left hand, good save. He got down very well for a

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big man, 6 ft 4, having seen it so post. That is Balde trotting back,

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the man who had the chance that was saved by Butland. Confirmation that

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Mane was cautioned and the stroke of half-time, the Senegalese Number

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Ten. He went in for a rather high challenge on Ryan Bertrand. We did

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not see it on the pictures, but a Manchester United. The Welsh

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international, proud and true. But feature all night long for the

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British team. It has indeed, it has in ball technique by Brazil in the

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warm-up game, they know they cannot match that kind of football, but

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 87 seconds

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today has seen a commendable Brazil, Scott Sinclair could

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command in a wide position. -- come needle looking for Rose. He just

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needed to keep the ball moving, offside. They will no doubt let him

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know in his own particular way. Giggs is such a calming influence

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Beijing four years ago. There was seven sendings-off in at the

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should have a free kick, he was he is going to have to watch it.

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There is one of two getting There has been muted criticism of

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the British players, as the rain starts to pall, striving their

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utmost for a gold medal anti- Olympics, where will it lie in

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their list of priorities in the coming weeks? -- in the Olympics.

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Why would you play in the Olympics and not want a gold medal? In It To

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2:10:492:11:17

back of his head just out of the picture, it will be a real physical

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content -- physical contest in the second half. He is taking no

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2:11:302:11:58

problems, GB are tiring. Back to really, have hardly threatened at

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all. Senegal have had a couple of very good chances, Mane in the

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again by the athletic Jack Butland! He really gets a good sight of this,

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which helps to make the save look a 20 World Cup for England, Jack

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Butland, really caught the eye there. Cheltenham Town on loan last

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season, and that one game 52 Scouts from top clubs watched him,

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powerful header. And again, GB just living on their fortune a little

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bit, Joe Allen was caught there. It don't they? The back four of

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2:13:392:13:41

it was a good tackle. Brilliant tackle. It was a good tackle. The

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question here is, was it going in? Touch-and-go. Rose off the line. It

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might have been going wide. He is great having his say, look!

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The old full-back position at the post there. He has played full in

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Allen who is coming to the Ousmane Mane. He went down before,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 87 seconds

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a minute ago, got up, seemed to be was a British going. Saliou Ciss,

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going through a dull phase in the game. Yes, it is, but it will not

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winning start against U A E, it's vital Great Britain pick up a

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the second half. Pape Souare having a look around. Looking to use the

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behind. Not enough power in the ball from Cleverley to take it away.

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He is the lone attacking option, really, isn't it? That's the

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operative word. There's nobody from Team GB within 40 yards. Danger

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signs are flashing. Looking for the heart of midfield. Rose wasted

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that. Joe Allen has signal to the bench is not able to carry on.

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side of the game, don't they, Senegal? This time challenged by a

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player who has suffered relegation in France this year. Most of the

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incidents we have seen have been lunging tackles. Here comes the

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Team GB substitute. It is Aaron Allen was described in the official

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on at Middlesbrough, Aaron Ramsey. I think Team GB will push Cleverley

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into a defensive midfield role. If it means Marvin Sordell has greater

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much physicality the referee was allowing, but enough is enough now.

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Yes, they have been so many niggly little fouls. The majority said we

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was caught offside. He slowed the defender down and then speeded up.

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Senegal are going to make another substitution. As Craig Bellamy

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looks across, Magaye Gueye, the Everton forward, to replace the

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early physical threat of Issa Ndiaye, who scored the one early

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goal for Everton. Born in France. Scored against England at under 19

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level for France and played for the Senegal flag by Saliou Ciss. He has

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been very active down on the off balance. -- he went for it.

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There end product in that final third is nothing short of woeful,

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in all honesty. Fans of Senegal might think they had done enough to

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be level in the game. Yes, I think there is a definite argument there.

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They are not scoring, Jonathan, are they? Well, in the first half Team

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GB enjoyed 61% of the session. It Senegal than Team GB. Yes, there's

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an agency with a one-goal deficit. he will push Joe Hart very close in

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the England goalkeeper stakes in the years to come. Suddenly England

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out and clear it away. A bit of theatre about at all. The outside

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doesn't he? Three League starts last season for Everton, Magaye

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Sordell was in the middle. He looks for him. Sordell is surrounded by

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in at 2002, the highlight of their international football. They were

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4th in the African Cup of Nations on a few occasions. They got

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through to the group stages earlier sloppy pass. Here is Giggs and

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Bellamy. They think it's a penalty, GB. They were so committed. Both

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players committed. Britain are fuming and are rising tempers.

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Taylor screaming at their assistant referee on the far side there

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should be a penalty. Very close to the edge of the box. He has gone

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right through on his knee, Bellamy. cautioned in the first half. He

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still has got his card in his hand. There you go. It's a penalty.

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is a stone wall penalty. Is it ever. wonder he is irate. Jonathan, I can

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understand it if the referee has not seen it. The referee's

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assistant has given them the benefit of the doubt 20 yards away.

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How can he not see that? Aren't you supposed to help the referee?

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can't see the card there now. For a moment, though, I thought he was

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going to show to Craig Bellamy. He has been whacked. What he was doing

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getting involved, I'm not sure. He ran back to the halfway line to the

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right Taylor, who let his temper get the better of him, as well. --

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to argue with Taylor. Great Britain caught him late. Absolutely. Clumsy,

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just inside the box. They do lunch, have something to say to the

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referee's assistant. There you go, the match, he will look at the

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assistant and say, why didn't you second up to suggest this will be a

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comfortable last 70 minutes or Great Britain, and that decision

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could have a major impact on the Olympic Games -- 17 minutes.

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tournament, that's what it's all about, isn't it? Submit decisions.

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-- split decisions. It could be 2-0 and down to 10 men. The British

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players have re- brought into the Olympics. Everyone I have spoken to,

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mums and dads and kids are looking forward to the opening ceremony.

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All the events. Those lucky enough national enthusiasm. Yes, tomorrow

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night is going to be extremely interesting or not to Premier

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League sites. -- one or two. Rose climbing the back of his man, puree.

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-- to raise. 15 rather uncomfortable minutes ahead here at

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Beckham warming up on the touchline might have improved things.

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fans clearly thought it was a penalty. -- boos for Saliou Ciss.

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was the right intention but just over it. Jack Cork is about to come

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terrific season with Southampton. Promotion winning campaign to the

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and I think it was Bryant Eastick who had a word with the physio.

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Jack Cork is still hovering, but down to the touchline, he

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immediately gesticulated to the bench, as in, get me off, make the

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switch. Sinclair would be the obvious substitute for Rose in that

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there's absolutely nothing wrong with him. He has had a glance at

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Stuart Pearce. Team GB are going to go ahead with the jack Cork

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had a long con fun with Stuart It is going to be Craig Bellamy who

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comes off. That would not be a surprise, that obviously means Rose

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not see many Liverpool players being given a standing ovation at

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Anfield. At Old Trafford, I should official, Bellamy! He is chuntering

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it at anyone who will possibly listen to him. He was injured in a

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challenge that should have given GB a penalty. Jack Cork has come on,

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playing in a more central role. Ryan Giggs has gone up there to the

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right hand side. He will not play as far forward as Bellamy, I should

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think. I will tell you who has gone right since he came on, Sordell. It

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has been buffeted by the two centre-backs, but his link-up play

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from the Stretford End. We are not allow it to call it that because it

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worked really, really hard, he was scratching to get that form back.

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You just felt like he needed a great big long run of games, for

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many different reasons. He had his critics last season, but he showed

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commendable courage. Micah Richards has come forward, Ramsay is in the

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you have got just centre-backs at, something like that happens, and it

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Konate levels, and the danger signs have been flashing throughout this

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second half! Well, you think about this, the Team GB corner, all the

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centre-backs are up, they eventually lose the ball, and all

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of a sudden they are running back. It is a great pass, the timing was

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excellent, as was the finish, but they will be seriously kicking

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themselves, Team GB. The dream of one opening home win is unravelling.

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Magnificent through-ball. Definitely on, no argument

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whatsoever. Great ball, yeah, split that threat in the second half,

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Senegal. Just naive, Team GB, Israel. Goals dried up for his club

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this season, he has only scored once in September, but he finished

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that very well. Nothing infuriates coaches and managers more than

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conceding a goal from your own corner. We were talking about him

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right at the start as a possible threat, Konate. With eight minutes

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to go, the ties it up, and here he should have been a penalty. It was

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not given. Bellamy's injury in the British hopes finishing in the top

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two, if you're a guy go on to win the group, as expected. -- Uruguay.

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Uruguay. They play the UAV at Wembley. That will not be an easy

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Cleverley. Another yellow card. They just take people out all the

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time, don't they? I do not know what they are complaining about to

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bit cynical perhaps. That certainly far post, it would have counted, no

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Premier League substitutions, that Pape Souare has worked hard. He is

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going to be replaced by Kalidou Yero. He came into the squad late

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because one of the over-age players was refused permission by

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see the game out. These huge, 6 ft with the touch. Sordell,

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at the end of last season in the Premier League. Just leaning back a

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little bit too far. Yes, just side in the last 30 seconds. There

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will be a fair amount of stoppage time, I think. And after that

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brouhaha following the penalty incident, here is Cleverley. Ryan

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Giggs! Was that a penalty? The goalkeeper has it. Sordell's

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plaintive look to the referee. wasn't convincing. No. A good

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challenge. He has been a tower at the top European clubs at these

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time. Ryan Giggs takes it. The everything in the air. He should do,

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with his side. Not pretty, at times, of second half possession. They

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deserved a draw. Then on a penalty decision will certainly rank from

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Team GB's point of view. Again changing position. -- a game

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changing position. A Bertrand got the first half, as we were led to

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believe, that should have been a red card. I don't think he noticed

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two it was. Ousmane Mane. -- I Konate, wasted chances. It has got

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to go back across the goal. It has got to go back across the goal.

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Stuart Pearce's side took the lead after 20 minutes through Craig

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Bellamy. But then watched as Senegal, as the game went on,

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mustard strength and forced the equaliser through Moussa Konate,

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which denies the home side an opening victory. A frustrating

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evening for Ryan Giggs at Old Trafford. Great Britain should have

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had a penalty but Bellamy was taken out by Saliou Ciss and nothing was

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given. One or two Senegal players were a bit physical. The yellow

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card came out, but it was a big. GARY LINEKAR: Not to be. Uruguay

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top group a over the comfortable Disappointing in the end. It looked

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like Great Britain are going to win the game. A draw was a fair result.

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The big decision of the penalty kick against Bellamy, which was as

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stonewalled As You ever would seem. It ended up a Senegal goal. Decent.

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Yes, it was good play. What a pass opportunity as the first half.

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Watch the position of Micah Richards here. We said at half-time

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how great he was playing. In the left-back spot. Then, when he runs

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into the centre back, still not looking at the ball, and by the

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time he does, it's too late. It has passed him. A great ball, a great

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when Bellamy was injured. We will look at that in a moment. But Team

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GB's goal from Craig Bellamy. huge influence from the Welsh

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players. It was a cool finish from Bellamy. He smashed into the ground.

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A good finish from Craig. It was a great ball in. Again, he goes up

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there, hits it into the ground. A great finish. It was a great game,

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very exciting. Especially towards the end. It was end-to-end stuff

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off at either end could have won. Let's have a look at the penalty.

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you just cannot believe it. can't believe the referee and the

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assistant did not pick up on it. For goodness sake. Every time you

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see it, it gets worse. He was lucky there, Craig. He was lucky to get

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up! I blame the weight of Giggs's pass. A shocker. The great thing

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about Bellamy, when he gets up, he's arguing that the referee and

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even ambulanceman. As we said, its game over. A either side could have

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pinched it at the end. Gray to play from Ramsey who came on for Joe

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Allen. -- great play. A good chance. A it's a great chance. A chance for

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glory. Ramsey did exceptionally well. A bit unlucky. Where does

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this leave Team GB? In some ways, it eases them towards more fitness?

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They must win the next game. but there's more positive to take

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from tonight. They kick the ball well, got possession, created

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chances, something they did not against Brazil, so take it. Did you

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see an improvement? Absolutely, and that's what I have got to do. They

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I watched that game and they were very good in possession. They were

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unlucky to get beaten by Uruguay. It won't have been easy, but if you

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can keep improving in percentage terms the way they did from Brazil

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to tonight, then you have got a chance. Robbie, overall, possession

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wise, there was an improvement on what we have seen. That's what they

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got to do. Keeper possession. you can see both teams finished

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strongly because Great Britain had more possession in the first half.

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Not chasing the ball around so much. 55% over the game. Which is better.

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I think they will be disappointed. When you are 1-0 up, and playing

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well, and then two come away with a draw is a disappointment. Stuart

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Pearce will take the positive on the match and there were lots of

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them. Can they win it and go all the way? You have got to fancy

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Brazil. Is that no then? Definitely not. I think they can still qualify

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for the group but it won't be easy. So just under 24 hours until the

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opening ceremony. It looks quite special, doesn't it? Fancy a sneak

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We will get nothing more away. And you can watch it all tomorrow night

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on BBC One. We're on from 7:00pm. The ceremony gets under way at

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9:00pm. OK, after seven years the waiting is over. The stage is set!

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Seven years ago there was only one Stratford in the land, and that was

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stuck upon-Avon. This part of town was not one of the capital's best

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places but it's almost there. It seven years in the making, one

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night to go before the curtain goes up at this Stratford. In seven

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years, a lot has changed. A budget can treble in size. Security

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worries can multiply. Olympic rings can force Londoners into the slow

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lane. And the list of things to have a good old moan about go on

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and on. Except you can't help but notice a change in the weather. The

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Great Britain's men's football team begin their Olympic campaign at Old Trafford, Manchester, against Senegal. It is a tough start for Stuart Pearce's players but they will be looking to win the first of three preliminary matches in style. Before the game, the Olympic torch relay reaches Hyde Park.