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Postby mikesiva » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:40 pm

This actually starts tomorrow (Wednesday), two days before the opening ceremony....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio ... s/football
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby Aidan11 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:06 pm

Same with the London Olympics. Began before the opening ceremony.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:18 am

We aren't entering any teams due the the various FAs not being able to agree on anything. Plus our men weren't good enough anyway to have qualified, no surprise there.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby Aidan11 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:37 am

GB only entered a team last year because London were hosting.


Even then I don't think all the home FA's allowed players to be selected.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:30 am

It has to rate as the sport that least fits into the Olympics for me.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby Aidan11 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:52 am

budgetmeansbudget wrote:It has to rate as the sport that least fits into the Olympics for me.


I can think of worse.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby budgetmeansbudget » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:06 pm

Aidan11 wrote:
budgetmeansbudget wrote:It has to rate as the sport that least fits into the Olympics for me.


I can think of worse.

People will say golf and tennis, but football takes it for me, purely on the pure saturation of it for most of the year.

Would be nice to get a break from it in the Olympics.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby mikesiva » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:36 pm

I believe that the only sports in the Olympics should be those that consider the Olympics to be the pinnacle of their sport. I don't think football, tennis and golf fall in that category.

Terrible work by the keeper. Sweden go 1-0 up against South Africa in their women's preliminary match.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby mikesiva » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:08 pm

In mens action Iraq hold Denmark to a goalless draw.
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Honduras beat Algeria 3-2. Go concacaf!
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Postby Aidan11 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:03 pm

In the mens footy, Germany are beating Fiji 6-0 at half time.
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Postby Aidan11 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:37 pm

Germany 10 Fiji 0 in the footy.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby yuppie » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:26 pm

Sweden are a goal up against the USA. 20 minutes left.
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Rio Olympics - General Thread

Postby GarlicJam » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:54 am

Heartbreaking loss.for.the Aus women's football team. Lost their quarter final match against Brazil in a penalty shootout. 7-6.
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby yuppie » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:52 am

Hope Solo shows her class when with the US loosing to Sweden. The John Terry of womans football?
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Re: Olympic Football

Postby braveneutral » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:15 pm

Was pretty bad. She doesn't see them going far but they made the quarters with that victory I think so that's pretty far in comparison.
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