Olympics: Great Britain 1-0 Uruguay – GB Men Follow Women Into Last Eight After Well-Earned Win In Wales (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

1st, August 2012


By Alan Duffy

It was by no means a classic performance by Stuart Pearce’s hotchpotch side, but Daniel Sturridge’s fist-half strike was enough to secure the victory for the hosts against a rather disappointing Uruguay outfit, with Edinson Cavani failing in particular to live up to the hype.

Liverpool-bound Joe Allen was the creator of Sturridge’s late strike in the first half, turning neatly in the box before setting up the Chelsea striker.

After the break, La Celeste started to fight back, with Luis Suarez and Gaston Ramirez (via the woodwork) going close, but ultimately Oscar Tabarez’s highly-rated side would follow Spain out of the tournament before the knockout stages.

Team GB now face South Korea in the last eight.


Highlights to follow (possibly)…

Photos: PA

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  1. Nathan says:

    Except they played in Cardiff.

  2. Alan Duffy says:

    @Nathan – Ha yes. Changed now!

  3. Food for thought says:

    England + Wales = Great side 2-4 years from now. Wales have some great young players. It makes Gary Speed’s death all the more some. He was building something. RIP

  4. raul says:

    come on now give them some credit. they are playing better and better each game. and its nice to see them doing well to this point. why not get behind your country(s) for a change and root them to gold!

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