The Football tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games was contested on July 25 – August 11. The five hosting venues included City of Coventry Stadium (Coventry), Hampden Park (Glascow), Millenium Stadium (Cardiff), Old Trafford (Manchester), St James’ Park (Newscastle) and Wembley Stadium (London).
There were 12 women’s teams competing in Football at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
In total, 216 women’s Football players took the field in London. These teams were split into the following three groups:
• Group E: Brazil, Cameroon, Great Britain (Host), New Zealand
• Group F: Canada, Japan, South Africa, Sweden,
• Group G: Columbia, DPR Korea, France, USA
In the women’s tournament, the top two teams from each group advanced automatically, as well as the two best third-place countries, bringing the total to eight. They then played down to a final four, then a final two decided the medals.
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