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2012 Olympic Football Draw & NZ Schedule

Spread across six major grounds around the UK, the London 2012 Olympic Games Football competition promises plenty of excitement.

Venues: City of Coventry Stadium, (Coventry); Hampden Park (Glasgow); Millennium Stadium (Cardiff); Old Trafford (Manchester); St James' Park (Newcastle); Wembley Stadium

Dates: Wednesday 25 July – Saturday 11 August
Medal events: 2
Athletes: 504 (288 men, 216 women; 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams).

Football will be a major feature of the Olympic programme at London 2012. Beginning with group matches and ending with a knockout phase, the competition will offer all the drama that fans have come to expect from major international tournaments. There will be two medal events at London 2012, one for men’s teams and one for women.

Olympic Football Draw & NZ Schedule

Men's Draw
Group A: Great Britain, Uruguay, UAE, Senegal
Group B: Mexico, Korea Republic, Gabon, Switzerland
Group C: Brazil, Egypt, Belarus, New Zealand
Group D: Spain, Japan, Honduras, Morocco
The top two teams from each pool qualify for the quarterfinals



New Zealand Mens Olympic Football Team Named


Link to Official London Olympics Web site with Mens Football Timetable and Results


Women's Draw
Group E: Great Britain, New Zealand, Cameroon, Brazil
Group F: Japan, Canada, Sweden, South Africa
Group G: USA, France, Colombia, Korea DPR
The top two teams from each pool and the two best third-placed teams qualify for the quarterfinals


Women’s Olympic Football Squad Announced

Link to Official London Olympics Web site with Womens Football Timetable and Results



New Zealand Schedule

July 25
New Zealand Women v Great Britain
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
4pm (3am, July 26 NZT)


July 26
New Zealand Men v Belarus
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
7.45pm (6.45am, July 27 NZT)


July 28
New Zealand Women v Brazil
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
2.30pm (1am, July 29 NZT)


July 29
New Zealand Men v Egypt
Old Trafford, Manchester
2.45pm (1.45am, July 30 NZT)


July 31
New Zealand Women v Cameroon
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
7.45pm (6.45am, August 1 NZT)


August 1
New Zealand Men v Brazil
St James’ Park, Newcastle
2.30pm (1.30am, August 2 NZT)