Craig Bellamy

Penalties bring down Pearce again

Great Britain 1 South Korea 1 (aet; S Korea win 5-4 on pens): Britain's men suffer tournament exit in familiar circumstances after Sturridge fails from spot

Sturridge puts GB into last eight

Football may not be a universally welcome presence at these Olympic Games but Great Britain's men joined their female counterparts in the quarter-finals last night with a spirited display that will ensure the game gets closer to centre stage.

GB forced to settle for a draw after Konaté's late strike

There are consolations, such as the fact that no member of Stuart Pearce's Great Britain side have been done lasting harm by their collision course with a side who ranged from uncompromising to dangerous. But the size of the challenge facing the new team of British nations was clear last night, when Senegal punctured the prospect of an opening win, with a mere eight minutes to play.

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell also sidelined by Stuart Pearce for

The Everton and England Under-21 midfielder Jack Rodwell has been left out of the Team GB Olympic squad by manager Stuart Pearce, another omission after David Beckham revealed yesterday that he too had not been included in the 18-man group, which has not yet been announced.

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