Football

Team GB knock favourites Uruguay out of London 2012

By Andrew Warshaw

Daniel Sturridge_in_London_2012_mens_footballAugust 1 - Highly-rated Uruguay followed Spain out of the Olympic football tournament tonight as Team GB's men emulated the women 24 hours earlier by clinching a quarter-final place – and topping their group.

World champions Japan escape punishment by FIFA over London 2012 match-fixing admission

By David Gold

Japans womens_football_coach_Norio_SasakiAugust 1 - World champions Japan have escaped FIFA censure after the coach of the women's football team admitted he had wanted to avoid a result which would have meant his team playing their Olympic quarter-final in Glasgow.

Andrade banned for two games following on-field punch

By Andrew Warshaw

Lady Andrade_punch_1_AugustAugust 1 - FIFA has imposed a two-match ban on Colombia's Lady Andrade for punching the United States' Abby Wambach during the Americans' 3-0 women's football win at Hampden Park in Glasgow last Saturday (July 28).

Blatter supports Morganella's punishment after Twitter racism rant

By Andrew Warshaw at Wembley Stadium in London 

Switzerlands Michel_MorganellaJuly 31 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter tonight condemned the actions of Swiss footballer Michel Morganella and said he fully supported the Palermo defender being sent home from the Olympics.

Blanco surprised by Spain’s early exit from Olympics

By David Gold

Spanish team_at_London_2012_mens_footballJuly 31 - The President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Alejandro Blanco, has admitted his surprise at the men's football team's early exit from the London 2012 Olympics.

Tatical draw sees Japan through to play Brazil in women's football quarter-finals

By David Gold

Japans Karina_Maruyama__Zamandosi_Cele_of_South_AfricaJuly 31 - World champions Japan were held to a goalless draw by South Africa, meaning they will face Brazil in a mouth-watering London 2012 women's football quarter-final match.

Footballer is second Olympic athlete to be punished for posting racist Twitter remarks

By David Gold

Michel Morganella_30_JulyJuly 31 - Switzerland footballer Michel Morganella has been stripped of his Olympic accreditation after posting a racist message on social networking site Twitter.

World and European football champions Spain crash out of Olympics

By David Gold

Jerry Bengtson_29_JulyJuly 29 - There was a major shock in the Olympic men's football as Spain, who have dominated the international game in recent years, were sent crashing out after a second successive defeat.

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).
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