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Thursday, 29 July 2012
Olympic Games London 2012 Group A Match

Team GB 3 United Arab Emirates 1 [1-0]

The National Stadium, Wembley, London - Attendance: 85,137
7.45pm BST
Live on BBC Three/HD (UK) - Commentator: Jonathan Pearce

Team GB - Ryan Giggs (16 header 15:52), Scott Sinclair (73 72:44), Daniel Sturridge (76 chip 75:15)
UAE - Rashed Eisa (60 59:38)
Match Summary
Team GB Squad

UAE Squad
Great Britain Olympic Results UAE - Khamis Esmaeel (63 62:01), Abdulrahman Omar (83 82:02)

Team GB kicked-off. 94 minutes (45:56 & 48:07).


Match Summary


Officials from Mexico

Team GB


Referee (Green) - Roberto García Orozco,
37 (24 October 1974), Mexico City, FIFA-listed 2007.

Assistant Referees - José Luis Camargo & Alberto Morín

Fourth official - Mark Geiger, United States

15 Goal Attempts 14
10 Attempts on Target 8
2 Hit Bar/Post 0
5 Corner Kicks Won 4
2 Offside Calls Against 2
8 Fouls Conceded 8

Team GB Team



n/a Colours: Made by Adidas - Navy blue shirts with pale blue Union Jack motive and red collar, navy blue shorts, navy blue socks with red tops.
Capt: Ryan Giggs, 3rd captaincy Coach: Stuart Pearce MBE, 50 (24 April 1962), appointed 20 October 2011,
3rd match, W 1 - D 1 - L 1 - F 4 - A 4.
Team GB Lineup
1 Butland, Jack 19 10 March 1993 GK Birmingham City FC 3 2 GA
2 Taylor, Neil J. 23 7 February 1989 RB Swansea City FC 3 0
12 Tomkins, James O.C. 23 29 March 1989 LB West Ham United FC 2 0
15 Ramsey, Aaron J. 21 26 December 1990 M Arsenal FC 3 0
5 Caulker, Steven R. 20 29 December 1991 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
14 Richards, Micah L. 24 24 June 1988 CD Manchester United FC 3 0
7 Cleverley, Thomas W. 22 12 August 1989 RM Manchester United FC 3 0
8 Allen, Joseph M. 22 14 March 1990 M Swansea City FC 3 0
17 Sordell, Marvin A., off 46th min. 21 17 February 1991 F Bolton Wanderers FC 3 0
10 Bellamy, Craig D., off 83rd min. 33 13 July 1979 F Liverpool FC 3 1
11 Giggs, Ryan J., off 72nd min. 38 29 November 1973 LM Manchester United FC 3 1
At 38 years and 243 days, Ryan Giggs becomes the oldest man to appear in the Olympic football competition and he is now also the oldest scorer, thanks to his rare headed goal.
Team GB Substitutes
9 Sturridge, Daniel A., on 46th min. for Sordell 22 1 September 1989 F Chelsea FC 3 1
16 Sinclair, Scott, on 72nd min. (71:44) for Giggs 23 25 March 1989 M Swansea City FC 2 1
13 Cork, Jack, on 83rd min. (82:44) for Bellamy 23 25 June 1989 M Southampton FC 3 0

unused substitutes:

3-Ryan Bertrand, 4-Danny Rose, 6-Craig Dawson, 18-Jason Steele.
4-4-2 Butland -
Taylor, Richards, Caulker, Tomkins -
Cleverley, Allen, Ramsey, Giggs
(Sinclair) -
(Cork), Sordell (Sturridge)

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 24.2 Appearances/Goals 2.9 0.1


UAE Team



n/a Colours: Made by Errea - Red shirt with white collar/cuffs and trim, red shorts with white trim, red socks.

Ismail Matar

Coach: Mahdi Ali Hassan Redha, 47 (20 April 1965), appointed in charge of the Under-23 team in 2010.
UAE Lineup
1 Khaseif Housani, Ali K.H. 25 9 June 1987 G Al Jazira SCC
13 Esmaeel, Khamis, off 79th min. 22 16 August 1989 M Emirates CSC    
Esmaeel cautioned in the 62nd minute for dissent, for constantly talking back at the referee.
3 Hussain, Abdulaziz, off 52nd min. 21 10 September 1990 D Al Shabab Al-Arabi Club    
4 Ahmed Ali Gharib, J. Mohamed 23 16 April 1989 D Al Shabab Al-Arabi Club    
5 Abdulrahman Abdullah Hussein Al Hamadi, Amer 23 3 July 1989 M Baniyas SC    
15 Omar Ahmed Alraaki Al Amoodi, Abdulrahman 20 20 September 1991 M Al Ain SCC    
Omar cautioned in the 83rd min. for unsporting behaviour, for a boot down the back of Joe Allen's leg
16 Eisa, Rashed 21 24 August 1990 M Al Wasl FC    
8 Al-kamali, Hamdan I.M. 23 2 May 1989 D Al Wahda FC    
14 Sanquor, Abdelaziz 23 7 May 1989 D Sharjah SC    
10 Matar Ibrahaim Khamis Al Mukhaini Al Junaibi, Ismail, off 72nd min. 29 7 April 1983 F Al Wahda FC    
11 Khalil Sebait Mubarak Al-Junaibi, Ahmed 21 8 June 1991 F Al Ahli Club    
UAE Substitutes
2 Surour, Saad, on 52nd min. (51:02) for Hussain 22 19 July 1990 D Al Ahli Club    
9 Ali, Ahmed, on 72nd min. (71:28) for Matar 22 28 January 1990 F Baniyas SC    
12 Fardan, Habib, on 79th min. (78:36) for Esmaeel 21 11 November 1990 M Al Nasr SC    

unused substitutes:

6-Ali Alameri, 7-Ismail Al Hammadi, 17-Mohamed Fawzi, 18-Khalid Eisa.,
- -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 22.8 Appearances/Goals    


    Match Report

Great Britain beat UAE 3-1 at Wembley to ensure a draw against Uruguay in their final group game will take them through to the quarter-finals.  Skipper Ryan Giggs headed the opener and Tom Cleverley hit the post as GB led at the break. Rashed Eisa equalised with a composed finish in front of an increasingly anxious Wembley crowd. But substitute Scott Sinclair struck a minute after coming on and Daniel Sturridge's deft chip sealed the win.

It was a far from comfortable match for Stuart Pearce's team and there were times after UAE's second-half equaliser when the occasional boo could be heard inside the stadium. The mood changed completely when GB struck twice in three minutes but there is room for improvement when they play Uruguay in Cardiff on Wednesday.

There was little to excite the crowd in the opening phase of Sunday's game between GB and UAE, with fans starting a Mexican wave as early as the fifth minute. But home supporters were given something to cheer when GB's Welsh connection struck again. Giggs had started the move from which Bellamy scored against Senegal last Thursday, but it was the latter who assumed the role of creator on Sunday, delivering a deep cross that Giggs headed home. UAE levelled after the break when Eisa collected a through ball and glided past Tomkins before slotting his effort beyond Jack Butland.

Aaron Ramsey, one of three changes along with striker Marvin Sordell and James Tomkins, was impressive on the right and started a move that culminated in a shot from Bellamy that Ali Khaseif saved. Ramsey also picked out Sordell but the Bolton striker's shot from 18 yards took a slight deflection before the keeper tipped it around the post for a corner. There were large periods in the opening 45 minutes when UAE looked threatening and it took a good block to deny Eisa, while Ahmed Khalil later surged past right-back Micah Richards before delivering a low pass across the face of goal. The game could have taken a decisive turn before the break but midfielder Cleverley was extremely unfortunate to see his 18-yard strike hit both posts before rebounding to safety after superb work by Bellamy. There was a real sense of panic inside the ground and Butland was forced to make a great save with his legs to deny Khalil after a quick exchange of passes opened up the GB defence. But the impressive Bellamy crossed for Sinclair to level before Cleverley played a brilliant pass for Sturridge, who struck the decisive third.

Source Notes

BBC Sport