Team GB coming to Coventry
31 Jul 2012
Team GB aiming to seal their place in the semi-finals at the City fo Coventry Stadium
Team GB at the City of Coventry Stadium
Team GB will be aiming to seal their place in the semi-finals of the Olympic Games when they play at the City of Coventry Stadium on Friday. (August 3)
Hope Powell’s team finished top of Group E after winning 1-0 against double Olympic Games silver medallists Brazil at Wembley Stadium tonight.(July 31)
The result means Team GB – playing in their first Olympic Games Football Tournament – are now preparing for their quarter-final tie which will kick-off in Coventry at 19.30pm.
Their opponents will be Canada who tonight secured a 2-2 draw against Sweden.
Tickets are now on sale for this eagerly-awaited game on Friday by logging on to www.tickets.london2012.com
Russell Chamberlain, LOCOG’s venue general manager for the City of Coventry Stadium, said the Olympic Games had been a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of women’s football in Great Britain.
“Team GB was put together specifically for the Olympic Games and the team was proud to kick-off London 2012 when they overcame New Zealand 1-0,” he said.
“Left-back Steph Houghton has been in tremendous goalscoring form and the team has gone from strength to strength throughout the tournament under Hope Powell’s guidance.
“Friday’s quarter-final in Coventry is the perfect opportunity for Midlands football fans to come along and cheer on Team GB as Olympic fever spreads throughout the country.
“The team has received tremendous backing in their previous games at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and at Wembley and I know the support will be just as vociferous here in Coventry.
“We are all really looking forward to staging the match and to continue the feel-good factor around the Olympic Games.
“Tickets can be bought using cash or Visa cards from the on-site ticket office in Car Park D as well as using Visa credit cards on the London 2012 website.”