2012 Olympics - Football

Football -- or Soccer -- is an under-23 competition at the Olympic Games (men's only), with three overage players allowed. The 12-team women's tournament beings July 26 (two before the Opening Ceremony) and the men's 16-team competition starts July 27. Both tournaments have a group play before moving on to the knockout round.

Here Is Fernando Torres Getting Kicked In The Face

Fernando Torres gets kicked in the face

Mexico Vs. Brazil, 2012 Olympics: Final Score 2-1 In Favor Of El Tri, Who Win First Ever Gold

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Mexico have captured the first gold medal in football in their history, defeating Brazil 2-1 in the final of the London 2012 Olympics.

Mexico Vs. Brazil, 2012 Olympics: Halftime Score, Oribe Peralta Has El Tri 1-0 Ahead

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Mexico has a surprise 1-0 lead over Brazil at halftime of the gold medal men's soccer match at the London 2012 Olympics.

Brazil Vs. Mexico, 2012 Olympics: Lineups

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Mexico have picked a defensive three-man midfield against Brazil for the men's soccer final at the London 2012 Olympics.

Brazil Vs. Mexico, 2012 Olympics: Game Time, TV Schedule, Live Streaming And More

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Brazil goes for their first gold medal in soccer when they take on Mexico in the final of the London 2012 Olympics.

Gold Medal Match A Glimpse Into The Future For Brazil And Mexico

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The 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Match features Brazil and Mexico, but more than anything, it features some of the world's best young players on the verge of stardom.

Olympic Football Isn't Being Taken Seriously, And It Shows

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Olympic men's football is nowhere near the level of play that it should be. That sucks.

Mexico Vs. Brazil, 2012 Olympics: 2 Football-Mad Countries Fight For 1st Gold

Brazil will try to capture their first ever gold medal in men's soccer when they face Mexico in the final at the London 2012 Olympics on Saturday evening.

South Korea Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: Only One Medal For Two Impressive Performers

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Japan and South Korea face off in the bronze medal match in Cardiff on Friday.

Notes From The Olympic Crowd

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What's really going on in the stands at the Olympic football ...

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: Final Score, USWNT Holds On For 2-1 Win To Capture Gold Medal

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The United States are Olympic champions for the fourth time. They defeated Japan 2-1 in the women's soccer final.

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: Halftime Score, Carli Lloyd's Goal Has USWNT Up 1-0

The United States leads Japan 1-0 after 45 minutes in the London 2012 Olympics final, but they were outplayed for much of the first half.

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: Lineups

Lineups for the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer final between the United States and Japan.

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: What's Changed Since The World Cup Final?

The United States is 1-1-1 against Japan since the World Cup final, but the one win was a dominant performance in their most recent meeting.

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: How the USWNT Got To The Gold Medal Game

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The USWNT's run to the Olympic gold medal final included a come from behind victory over France and possibly one of the greatest matches ever played against rival Canada.

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: How Japan Got To The Gold Medal Game

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Japan played some solid defense, but has needed some good luck to advance to the Olympic gold medal match.

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: Game Time, TV Schedule, Live Streaming And More

The United States takes on Japan in a World Cup rematch as it tries to win its third straight Olympics gold medal.

How The USWNT Made Me Care About International Soccer Again

The United States men's national team is often agonizing to watch, and men's club soccer is always better than international soccer. The opposite is true of the women's game and the USWNT.

USA Vs. Japan, 2012 Olympics: USWNT Faces World Cup Rematch In Final At Wembley

The United States and Japan play a rematch of the World Cup final on Thursday when they play for the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

2012 Olympics: Mexico, Brazil Favored In Men's Soccer Semifinals

Brazil are heavy favorites to advance over South Korea in the semifinals at the London 2012 Olympics, while Mexico are slight favorites in against Japan.

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