Olympic football final

Brazil – Mexico

Men’s Football Tournament at the 2012 Olympics reaches its conclusion with Brazil and Mexico chasing their first ever Olympic gold at Wembley Stadium in London.

Even before the tournament started, Mano Menezes’ side were seen as one of the main candidates for the title, having arrived to Great Britain with a star-studded squad.

Following the 3-0 semi-final win over very good South Korea side, Brazil will fancy their chances in this match, even if the pressure will be on them given that Mexico have nothing to lose.

Star forward Hulk should return to the starting line-up after being rested in the semis, with Alex Sandro dropping out.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Neto – Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo – Sandro, Romulo, Oscar – Hulk, Damiao, Neymar.

Mexico arrived to the 2012 Summer Games with excellent reputation, having won the Pan American Games and Toulon Youth Tournament with virtually the same squad that traveled to the Olympics.

El Tri progressed from the group stage without conceding a single goal, but they were made to work hard for victories over Senegal and Japan in the knockout stages.

Luis Tena’s side showed a lot of character by beating Senegal after extra time and defeating Japan after coming from a goal down, so they certainly cannot be written off before the clash with Brazil.

Luis Tena is unlikely to make changes to the side that largely impressed against Japan, meaning Oribe Peralta and Giovani dos Santos will form the attacking partnership.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Corona – Jimenez, Mier, Reyes, Chavez – Fabian, Enriquez, Salcido, Fabian – Dos Santos, Peralta.

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BRAZIL VS BELARUS PREVIEW

Having recorded a hard-fought victory over Egypt in their opening game, the tournament favourites could be in for another difficult task, this time against dark horses Belarus.

The predictions seemed spot on when they scored three goals inside the first period in the opening game against Egypt, but two second-half goals from the Pharaohs made them sweat in the final 15 minutes of the match.

The clash against Egypt should serve as warning that Brazil need to take every opponent seriously if they want to win their first ever Olympic gold, and we are yet to see how the team will respond against Belarus.

Mano Menezes is likely to stick to the same side that beat Egypt and he is only expected to experiment in the final group game against New Zealand.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Neto – Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo – Oscar, Sandro, Romulo – Hulk, Leandro Damiao, Neymar.

Belarus may be making their first appearance at the Summer Olympics, but nobody is really surprised to see the Red Devils in London.

The former Russian republic have become famous for their excellent work in youth categories and most of their youth sides are regular at tournament finals.

Belarus Olympic squad have done well to mastermind a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in their opening game, although they scored the only goal from a set-piece.

The Red Devils are expected to line up in a 4-5-1 formation with former Zenit star Sergei Kornilenko set to be deployed as a lone striker.

Probable starting line-up (4-5-1): Gutor – Kozlov, Politevich, Polyakov, Kuzmianok- Solovey, Renan, Dragun, Baga, Gordeychuk – Kornilenko.

SENEGAL VS URUGUAY PREVIEW

Senegal did well to keep their qualifying hopes alive by holding hosts Great Britain to a 1-1 draw, but they now face another tricky tie against one of the tournament favourites.

Uruguay experienced major problems in what should have been an easy game against UAE, but Oscar Tabarez’s side did record an important victory after coming from a goal down.

The Teranga Lions were virtually written off after Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Dame N’Doye were ruled out of the tournament, but their opening game showed Senegal are not there only to make the numbers.

Abdoukarime Diouf’s side worked really hard throughout the game and fought valiantly for every single ball, and the equalizer scored by Moussa Konate was ajust reward for their efforts.

Midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye is doubtful after picking up injury against Team GB, but all other players are fit to feature.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): O. Mane – Ciss, Ba, P. Gueye, Souare – Kouyate, Diame, Z. Toure – Konate, Balde, S. Mane.

What was supposed to be a mere walk in the park turned out to be an extremely difficult encounter for Uruguay as La Celeste were completely outplayed by enthusiastic UAE side in the first half.

The free-kick goal Gaston Ramirez scored just before the half-time break proved crucial, and Oscar Tabarez’s men managed to win the game thanks to Nicolas Lodeiro after showing a massive improvement in the second period.

The experienced boss admitted after the game that his side were experienced big fitness problems and with the clash against hard-working Senegal side coming just three days later, everything suggests La Celeste will be in for another difficult encounter.

Boss Oscar Tabarez is unlikely to make major changes to the side, although match winner Nicolas Lodeiro should start.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Campana – Albin, Arias, Coates, Rolin – Lodeiro, Arevalo Rios, Calzada – Suarez, Cavani, Ramirez.

today we bet..

Liverpool – Tottenham

Probable Lineups

Liverpool: Gulacsi; Wilson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Spearing, Aquilani, Adam; Cole, Sterling, Eccleston

Tottenham: Cudicini; Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Bassong; Livermore, Sigurdsson, Townsend, RVD Vaart, Bale; Defoe

TROPHEE DES CHAMPIONS: MONTPELLIER VS LYON

French Super Cup match or Trophee des Champions will take place at the Red Bull Arena in New York, where Ligue 1 champions Montpellier will square off with Coupe de France winners Lyon.

La Paillade have shocked the entire footballing world by winning the Ligue 1 title last season, but nobody can say Rene Girard’s men didn’t deserve it.

The biggest task in front of the club chiefs after such an amazing success was totry and keep the squad together, which was not easy given that top European sides were asking about Yanga-Mbiwa, Belhanda, Estrada and Giroud.

Garry Bocaly has remained in France because of injury, while Abdelhamid El Kaoutari is away on international duty.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Jourdren – Congre, Yanga-Mbiwa, Stambouli, Bedimo – Saihi, Estrada, Belhanda – Utaka, Charbonnier, Ait Fana.

Last season was very disappointing for the French giants and not even the Coupe de France victory could improve the general impression.

Criss, Cissokho, Kallstrom, Lloris and Bastos are all nearing the exit door, while it appears there will be no major signings in the summer transfer window.

Lisandro Lopez should be fit to play despite injuring his ankle in the friendly draw against Montreal Impact, while Michel Bastos is not in contention.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Lloris – Dabo, Kone, Cris, Cissokho – Gonalons, Grenier, Gourcuff – Briand, Gomis, Lisando.

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BRAZIL VS BELARUS

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Neto – Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo – Oscar, Sandro, Romulo – Hulk, Leandro Damiao, Neymar.

Probable starting line-up (4-5-1): Gutor – Kozlov, Politevich, Polyakov, Kuzmianok- Solovey, Renan, Dragun, Baga, Gordeychuk – Kornilenko.

SENEGAL VS URUGUAY

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): O. Mane – Ciss, Ba, P. Gueye, Souare – Kouyate, Diame, Z. Toure – Konate, Balde, S. Mane.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Campana – Albin, Arias, Coates, Rolin – Lodeiro, Arevalo Rios, Calzada – Suarez, Cavani, Ramirez.

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Brazil Vs Egypt

razil will look to conquer their first ever gold medal and they will be looking for clean start over Egypt who will be looking desperate to register their first win against yellow.

Brazil Football

Brazil have never won a gold medal in Men Olympic football and they have every possibility to change it this summer. They displayed some maturity against the British on a dominating win on a Olympic tuneup match. They won 2-0 against the hosts  which might have built up some confidence.

The Group A match will kick off midnight(Nepal Standard Time GMT +5:45) when Brazil will have a clash over the African side Egypt. Since Egypt has never won Brazil, they will come up with everything they will need to start with win in Group C match.

Egypt would also look to be organized sending a positive message to their countrymen that following violence that took hundred of fans’ life in a club level match, things have improved in the Egyptian soccer establishment. So they would look to put their effort to explore message to the world that they have tremendous improvement on them.

Probable Line Up

Egypt:El-Shenawy, Fathi, Hegazy, Gaber, Milo, Hassan, El-Din Ahmed, Aboutrika, Mohsen, Motaeb, Salah

Brazil: Neto, Rafael, Silva, Juan, Marcelo, Sandro, Romulo, Oscar, Hulk, Damiao, Neymar

Players to Watch

Egypt: Mohamed Salah might be fine striker to watch as his recent enrollment to Swiss club FC Basel in April 2012 might have collected some inspiration to the 20 year old.

Brazil: No Doubt Neymar has all of the eyes attracted on him. He, along with Hulk and recent Chelsea signing Oscar could be kept an eye on.

Spain Ol. – Japan Ol.

Out is just Iker Munian for Spain

De Gea, Jordi Alba, Montoya, Botia, Azpilicueta, Martinez, Isco, Romeu, Mata, Adrian, Tello

Gonda, Tokunaga, Sakai, Yoshida, Suzuki, Ohgihara, Usami, Kiyotake, Higashi, Otsu, Saito

United Arab Emirates Ol. – Uruguay Ol.

Uruguay will face the United Arab Emirates in the first game of the 2012 London Olympic Games men’s football Group A branch of Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday (26/7/12). Uruguay joined in Group A: Great Britain, Senegal, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay

Uruguay one of the favorites to win Group A in perdiksi can overcome the resistance of the Arab emirate Union. See that in the Uruguay squad strengthened by Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez is likely to defeat opponents in group A and the toughest opponent was against Great Britain.

While the United Arab Emirates will provide a fierce resistance against Uruguay in the opening match of the 2012 London Olympic Games men’s football branch. United Arab Emirates are optimistic to reach the first point and qualified for the quarterfinals.

UAE team   Uruguay team

Great Britain Ol. – Senegal Ol.

Great Britain start their title chase at theb2012 London Olympics by taking on Senegal at Old Trafford and this will be anything but an easy game for the hosts.

Team GB automatically qualified for the Men’s Football Tournament at the 2012 Olympics, which may not prove to be such a good thing as boss Stuart Pearce had just a couple of weeks to work with his squad unlike most other coaches.

The former Manchester City boss caused a lot of controversy by leaving David Beckham out of the squad as he decided to allocate three over-age places to Ryan Giggs, who has been appointed captain, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards.

Boss Stuart Pearce is likely to field a similar line-up to that which started the Brazil game, with Daniel Sturridge set to start after recovering from illness.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Butland – Richards, Tomkins, Taylor, Bertrand – Ramsey, Cleverley, Allen – Bellamy, Sturridge, Giggs.

Making their first ever appearances at the Men’s Olympic Football tournament, Senegal will have something to prove, even if they have been placed in a very difficult group.

The Teranga Lions were always going to have a tough task against the likes of Great Britain and Uruguay, but the situation got even worse when the national team chiefs failed to persuade Newcastle stars Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse to join the squad.

Nevertheless, even without the two strikers, Senegal boast a pretty good squad, with Momo Diame, Papa Gueye and Ibrahima Balde the most notable players in the side.

The Teranga Lions may not be favourites in their first match at the London Olympics, but they certainly have enough attacking potential to hurt their opponents..

Key striker Dame N’Doye was forced to withdraw after his club FC Copenhagen refused to give him permission to play, with Kalidou Coulibaly Yero called as a replacement. Defender Victor Bindia is doubtful through injury.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): O. Mane – Bindia, Ba, P. Gueye, Souare – Kouyate, Diame, I. Gueye – Balde, S. Mane, M. Gueye.