Football








Team GB women raise home spirits by reaching Olympic football quarter-finals

By Andrew Warshaw

Jill Scott_28_JulyJuly 28 - On a somewhat disappointing opening day of sport for the host nation, Team GB's women's football team – playing in their first ever Olympics – bucked the trend by doing their country proud to reach the quarter-finals along with gold medal contenders Brazil, who they play for top spot in Group E on Tuesday (July 31).

Moynihan disagrees with Blatter over Bale ban

By Andrew Warshaw

Tottenhams Gareth_BaleJuly 27 - British Olympic Association (BOA) chairman Colin Moynihan has played down suggestions by FIFA President Sepp Blatter that Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale could be banned for pulling out of the Olympics if there was an official complaint that he did so under false pretences.

Late Senegal goal denies Team GB glory at their first London 2012 match

By Andrew Warshaw at Old Trafford in Manchester

Ryan Giggs_and_Craig_Bellamy_26-07-12July 26 - On the eve of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony and more than half-a-century after their last appearance at the Olympic football tournament, Britain's men came within nine agonising minutes of pulling off an historic victory tonight but ultimately ran out of steam as party-poopers Senegal ruined Ryan Giggs' special night.