Brazil Going for Olympic Football Gold

The draw for the 2012 Olympic soccer tournament has been made.

Brazil’s men, who are still looking for their first Olympic title, are scheduled to play:

26 July, 19.45: Brazil x Egypt – Millennium Stadium – Cardiff
29 July, 12.00: Brazil x Belarus – Old Trafford – Manchester
1 August, 14.30: Brazil x New Zealand – St James Park – Newcastle

If Brazil’s wins its group (C), it will play a quarter final in Newcastle at 17.00 on 4 August, then a semi-final in Manchester on 7 August at 19.45, and the final in Wembley on 11 August at 15.00.

If second in its group, the route for Gold for Brazil would be a quarter final in Manchester at noon on 4 August; a semi final in London’s Wembley Stadium on 7 August at at 17.00, and the final in Wembley on 11 August at 15.00.

All times are local UK times.

Brazil women’s team, also looking for their first Olympic Gold after two Silvers, are drawn to play in a group with Great Britain, New Zealand and Cameroon.

25 July, 18.45: Brazil x Cameroon – Millennium Stadium – Cardiff
28 July, 14.30: Brazil x New Zealand- Millennium Stadium – Cardiff
31 July, 19.45: Brazil x Great Britain – Wembley – London