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Well, even though the Olympic Games starts officially on Friday, the football tournament starts on Wednesday. The women starts things off, with the following matches on schedule:

- Great Britain vs. New Zealand (at Cardiff) at 16:00 BST;

- Cameroon vs. Brazil (at Cardiff) at 18:45 BST;

- Japan vs. Canada (at Coventry) at 17:00 BST;

- Sweden vs. South Africa (at Coventry) at 19:45 BST;

- United States vs. France (at Glasgow) at 17:00 BST; and,

- Colombia vs. North Korea (at Glasgow) at 19:45 BST.

http://en.wikipedia....%27s_tournament (Wikipedia entry)

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American selected to offiiciate opening football match of Olympic Games

Kari Seitz will enjoy the honour of taking charge of the opening football match of London 2012 when she referees the tussle between hosts Team GB and New Zealand tomorrow, the FIFA Organising Committee for Olympic Football Tournaments has announced.

The United States official, who will be serving at her third Olympic Games, will blow the whistle to kick off the women's tournament at Cardiff's 74,500-capacity Millennium Stadium.

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http://www.insidethe...f-olympic-games

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That attendance is pretty humiliating. You'd think people would turn out to see their own team. Hard to imagine a stadium here being anywhere near that empty for a team USA game, and soccer isn't all that popular here. In any event, you'd think the locals would turn out just for the event. After all, when are the Olympics ever likely to be in a place like Cardiff again?

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ARD (the first public TV channel in Germany) is showing the match GBR vs NZL

I suppose my friend Michael from Wellington is watching, too...

Yes I am most certainly watching although it is 3.10am in Wellington! I have to go to work in a few hours.

Oh well two weeks off work coming up, I can't compain :)

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GB really lifted their game after a shaky first few minutes, should have scored at least one.

Crowd looks OK, I'd guess 35,000-40,000 which would be above average for olympic womens football.

Biggest ever crowd for a women's football match in the UK in fact.

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Vive la France!

See, already the magnificant French are showing those Brits how its done, building a lead on the best team in the world while the Brits struggle to score on lowly New Zealand (sorry guys).

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