Team GB football team to open Olympics campaign at Old Trafford


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Great Britain will open their London Olympics campaign at Old Trafford after the dates for their group stage matches were revealed today.

Stuart Pearce's side will also be in action at Wembley as well as the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) have confirmed.

Their opener will be at Old Trafford on July 26, a day after the football tournament is scheduled to begin, before their Wembley date three days later.

They will then move to the Welsh capital for their final group game on August 1.

The women's team will play their opening two group games at the Millennium Stadium (July 25 & 28) before finishing at Wembley (July 31).

Team GB's fixtures have been released after it was announced that tickets for the football fixtures will go back on sale on November 29.

"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," LOCOG director of sport Debbie Jevans said.

"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."

Team GB's group rivals will be determined when the official draw is made on April 24.