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Venues named for Olympic football tournament

IN CHARGE: Pearce (left) and Powell

THE GREAT Britain football teams will be playing their group stage matches at Old Trafford, Wembley and the Millennium Stadium at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Managed by England under-21 coach Stuart Pearce, the men’s side open their account at Old Trafford on July 26, Wembley on July 29 and the Millennium Stadium on August 1.

Three Lionesses boss Hope Powell is in charge of the Team GB women’s team who will be playing at the Millennium Stadium on July 25 and July 28, with their final group fixture taking place on July 31 at Wembley.

“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," said Debbie Jevans, director of sport for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.

"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."

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