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British footballers face tough opponents at Olympics

Hope Powell (left) and Stuart Pearce (right) will coach the GB teams. Photo: ITN

The British women's football team will face Brazil at Wembley in their final group game of the Olympic football tournament. The draw for the competitions was made today at the stadium.

Team GB's women, managed by Hope Powell, will play the first game of the tournament against New Zealand on July 25 in Cardiff - two days before the opening ceremony in London. They then play Cameroon in Cardiff on July 28 followed by the match against Brazil on July 31.

Great Britain's men will kick off their Olympic football campaign at Old Trafford on July 26 against Senegal, who won a qualifying play-off against Oman last night. They then play the UAE at Wembley on July 29. Their final group game will be against Uruguay in Cardiff on August 1.

Senegal celebrate qualifying for the Olympics last night. Credit: PA

The GB men's manager Stuart Pearce said he would be travelling to the United States to see the former England captain David Beckham, now with the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, he said he would pick the team solely on merit. Beckham has been included on the shortlist of available players.

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