Draw made for Olympic football tournaments

Team GB’s men were drawn with Copa America champions (and the 2010 World Cup’s fourth placers) Uruguay while the British women’s team have been drawn to play Brazil for the first time.

It was hoped that this would help push ticket sales for this summer’s games but there has been a problem with the ticketing system for the event.

Sales were suspended earlier in the year due to technical problems and London 2012 chief Lord Sebastien Coe has said he therefore wasn’t willing to open the ticketing procedure to coincide with the draw.

“It is our testing that is the issue,” Coe said. “We are not talking about a delay of months, we will probably be able to announce this in the next week and go on sale in early May. We are testing all the systems and it is what it is.

“I am not going to hurry the process artificially just because I need to meet some deadline.”

The British women’s team will start the entire Olympics with their opening game against New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium on July 25, two days before the opening ceremony.They then take on Cameroon in Cardiff on July 28, before their final group match against Brazil at Wembley on July 31.

Senegal are the first opponents for the GB men, at Old Trafford on 26th July. Pearce’s side then play the UAE at Wembley on 29th July and Uruguay, who could feature Diego Forlan alongside Suárez, on 1st August in Cardiff.


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