Despite concerns about widespread indifference to the British Olympic football team, the public voted with their feet and gave the concept a resounding thumbs up.
Expectations were low, but Team GB have surprised many by the way they have performed and improved throughout the Men's Olympic football tournament.
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Swiss defender Michel Morganella has been expelled from the Olympic Games, ahead of Wednesday’s final group match against Mexico, for posting a racist message on Twitter.
The entire Games extravaganza was kicked off – literally – by the women’s football game between Great Britain and New Zealand; then the British men’s starter at Manchester United’s Old…
The Olympic football tournament is a curious hybrid of a competition, says Gavin Hamilton.
Looking ahead to the hosts group which features Great Britain, Uruguay, Senegal and UAE.
Looking at Group B featuring Mexico, Gabon, South Korea and Switzerland.
Looking ahead to Group C which features Brazil, Belarus, New Zealand and Egypt.
Looking at Group D which features gold medal favourites Spain, along with Japan, Honduras and Morocco.