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MANAGING NICELY: Team GB football managers Stuart Pearce and Hope Powell

THE LONDON Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed the dates of Team GB’s group stage fixtures ahead of London 2012 Olympic football tickets going back on sale on November 29.

The men’s team, coached by Stuart Pearce, will begin their London 2012 campaign at Old Trafford on July 26, followed by Wembley Stadium on July 29 and their final group game will be at the Millennium Stadium on August 1.

The women’s team, coached by Hope Powell, will begin the tournament on July 25 at the Millennium Stadium, followed by July 28 also at the Millennium Stadium. Their final group stage match will take place on July 31 at Wembley Stadium.

LOCOG Director of Sport Debbie Jevans said: “The prospect of Team GB taking part in the Games has captured the imagination of the public and we are pleased to be able to confirm their group stage fixtures ahead of tickets going back on sale. With teams like Spain and Brazil already qualified and fantastic venues across the country, the Olympic Football Tournaments promise to be a great family day out at the Olympic Games next summer.”

The official Draw for the Olympic football tournament will take place on April 24 2012 at Wembley Stadium.

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic football tournaments will go back on sale from 11am on November 29 on a first come, first served basis at or via telephone on 0844 847 2012.

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