Great Britain, Mexico both win to book places in Men's Olympic quarterfinals

Great Britain, Mexico both win to book places in Men's Olympic quarterfinals

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Great Britain, Mexico both win to book places in Men's Olympic quarterfinals

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It may have been more nerve-racking than most fans would have liked, but Great Britain is through to the quarterfinals in this summer's Olympics.

Great Britain emerged as leaders from Group A while simultaneously eliminating Uruguay after a 1-0 victory over the South Americans at Millenium Stadium on Wednesday. Daniel Sturridge score the lone goal, netting seconds before halftime to give the home team a lead it would never relinquish to Luis Suarez and co.

Great Britain were just one of six teams to book their place to the next round on Wednesday. Both CONCACAF teams, Mexico and Honduras, advanced to knockout phase after picking up results. El Tri defeated and eliminated Switzerland, 1-0, in Group B while Honduras went through in Group D after playing to a scoreless draw with Japan.

Here are the results from the final group games as well as the quarterfinal matches on tap:

GROUP A

Senegal 1-1 United Arab Emirates

Great Britain 1-0 Uruguay

GROUP B

Mexico 1-0 Switzerland

South Korea 0-0 Gabon

GROUP C

Brazil 3-0 New Zealand

Egypt 3-1 Belarus

GROUP D

Japan 0-0 Honduras

Spain 0-0 Morocco

 

QUARTERFINALS

8/4 Japan vs. Egypt (Old Trafford)

8/4 Mexico vs. Senegal (Wembley Stadium)

8/4 Brazil vs. Honduras (St. James' Park)

8/4 Great Britain vs. South Korea (Millenium Stadium)

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What do you think of Great Britain advancing to the quarterfinals of the Olympics? Think they have a chance to win it all? Impressed by both CONCACAF nations advancing out of group play? Who do you see reaching the semis?

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