London 2012 - Football

Dates: 25/07/12 - 11/08/12
Medal Events: 2 (Men's and Women's)
Total No. of Athletes: 504
Teams: 16 Men's, 12 women's teams)
No. of Venues: 6

London 2012 - Football

Football was introduced at the 1908 Olympic Games. Great Britain won the gold medal, and then successfully defended their title four years later in Stockholm. The sport has featured at every Olympic Games since, with the exception of Los Angeles 1932.

The competition begins with the group stage - four teams per group - before the two best teams from each group advance to a knockout phase starting with the quarter finals. The matches will be held at six grounds around the UK - Wembley Stadium, Manchester United's Old Trafford, City of Coventry Stadium in Coventry, St. James' Park in Newcastle, Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Mexico beat Brazil 1-0 in the final with a goal in the first minute to take gold for the men while USA beat Japan 2-0 in the Womens final to pick up their fourth gold in this event. South Korea and Canada were the teams to pick up the bronze medals for the men and women, respectively.

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Host Cities & Stadiums

London 2012 Venues

London - Wembley Stadium - National Stadium of England - Capacity: 90,000
Manchester - Old Trafford - Manchester United - Capacity: 75,811
Coventry - City of Coventry Stadium - Coventry City - Capacity: 32,609
Newcastle - St. James' Park - Newcastle United - Capacity: 52,387
Cardiff - Millennium Stadium - Nation Stadium of Wales - Capacity: 74,500
Glasgow - Hampden Park - National Stadium of Scotland - Capacity: 52,063