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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Olympic team will play Honduras, Japan and Morocco in the group stage

The Spanish team will play in the first phase of the football tournament of the London Olympic Games this summer in Japan, Honduras and Morocco, following the draw made Tuesday at the Bobby Moore Room of Wembley Stadium.

Luis Milla's men, who left as seeded with host Britain, Brazil and Mexico, escaped to Uruguay, the second South American tournament, and will start as favorites to go top of Group D as something essential in order to avoid at the junction of quarters to 'canarinhá.

If both comply, Spain could interbreed with Belarus, which was left out in the semifinals of last agonizing European U-21, Egypt, with whom he played his first game as 'Olympic' with hard-fought 3-1, and New Zealand .

The Spanish team, triple Olympic medalist (gold and silver Amberes'20 Barcelona '92 and Sydney 2000), will debut in Japan on July 25 at Hampden Park (Glasgow), 29 will do against Honduras in St James' Park (Newcastle) and close with Morocco on August 1 at Old Trafford (Manchester).

- Tournament male:

Group A: United Kingdom, Senegal, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.
Group B: Mexico, South Korea, Gabon and Switzerland.
Group C: Brazil, Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand.
Group D: Spain, Japan, Honduras and Morocco.

- Female Tournament:

Group E: United Kingdom, Cameroon, New Zealand and Brazil.
Group F: Japan, Canada, Sweden and South Africa.
Group G: United States, France, Colombia and North Korea.
(They are classified for rooms the first two of each group and the two best third).

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