Senegal complete line-up for London 2012 men’s football tournament
In Group B, Mexico, South Korea, and Switzerland will join Olympic debutants Gabon, who won the African qualifiers, while Brazil will begin their quest to win a first-ever Olympic gold medal with games against Egypt, New Zealand and Olympic debutants Belarus in Group C.
The top two teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals.
London 2012 Chairman Seb Coe is already looking forward to the tournament: “Now that the draws for the Olympic football tournament have taken place, fans can begin to get excited about the amazing spectacle, the incredible teams and world-class players – in both the men’s and women’s tournaments – that will be coming to Great Britain this summer,” he said.
“With matches taking place across England as well as in Scotland and Wales, and with tickets still available, football also provides people with a unique opportunity to still enjoy the Olympic experience this summer.”
The draw took place at Wembley – where the gold medal matches will be held – and was hosted by FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke along with former England striker Gary Lineker and Brazilian legend Ronaldo – the highest scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup and an Olympic bronze medallist in Atlanta in 1996.