Olympics at St James' Park

We bring you coverage of the Olympic football at St James' Park, Newcastle. In total, nine matches are taking place at the stadium until from July 26 to August 4.

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TEAM NEWS: France v Colombia

France team arrive at St James' Park for their match against Colombia Credit: ITV

Women's Football Group G

France: Bouaddi, Franco, Renard, Georges, Bompastor, Soubeyrand, Abily, Necib, Delie, Thomis, Thiney. Subs: Deville, Boulleau, Meilleroux, Le Sommer, Catala, Bussaglia, Viguier.

Colombia: Sandra, Yulieht, Kelis, Natalia. G, Nataly, Natalia, Catalina, Daniela, Carmen, Orianica, Ingrid. Subs: Stefany, Tatiana, Yoreli, Liana, Ana, Lady, Melissa.

Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado Godinez (Mexico)

Kick off: 5:15pm

FULL TIME: Canada 2-2 Sweden

It's all over at St James' Park in the women's Group F.

Marie Hammarstrom (14) and Sofia Jakobsson (16) put the Swedes 2-0 up before Melissa Tancredi (43) got one back for Canada just before half-time. Tancredi then bagged her second of the match (84) to keep her side's qualification hopes alive.

Sweden held on for the draw and top Group F, with Japan finishing second after their 0-0 draw against South Africa. Canada have also qualified for the quarter-finals as one of the best third-placed teams.



Two Olympic games at St James' Park

It's the second day of Olympic football action at St James' Park in Newcastle. Japan will take on Morocco and Spain will play Honduras.

Away from the pitch, the spotlight has been firmly fixed on the queues for tickets, following Thursday's fiasco when some people failed to get into the ground. Newcastle City Council is urging fans to pick up tickets early to avoid queues.

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Ticket fiasco blamed for fans missing Olympic match

On the day of the Olympic opening ceremony, the organising committee is facing major embarrassment after two incidents at our only official venue, St James' Park.

A ticketing fiasco on the gates meant many football fans missed the start of the Mexico and South Korea match yesterday afternoon. And it's emerged suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after being employed as security guards.

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