Team GB’s Olympic Women’s Football Team will play their first official friendly match today against Sweden at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough at 16:45 CET.


The game will be broadcast live on BBC One and will be both team’s final preperation match before the women’s football tournament kicks off the London 2012 Olympic games on Wednesday 25th July 2012. Check out the fullwomen’s football Olympic tournament schedule.


Team GB played their first ever game together in a ‘closed door’ event against South Africa. More details from this friendly match can be found in Ellen White’s Olympic blog for Women’s Soccer United.


This game will also be broadcast on Swedish internet radio.



Team GB Line-up Sweden Line-up

Karen Bardsley,
Alex Scott,
Steph Houghton,
Jill Scott,
Casey Stoney (c),
Ellen White,
Kelly Smith,
Kim Little,
Ifeoma Dieke,
Anita Asante,
Eniola Aluko

Hedvig Lindahl,
Annica Svensson,
Emma Berglund,
Linda Sembrant,
Sara Thunebro,
Lisa Dahlkvist,
Nilla Fischer (c),
Kosovare Asllani,
Caroline Seger,
Marie Hammarström,
Sofia Jakobsson


As always, you can follow the action with WSU here, and on our offical Twitter and Facebook pages. We would love to hear from you during the game. 





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  1. Jean-Paul Abidogoun 7 years ago

    Nice read! I’m happy this mythic club shows huge commitment. Thank you @Gromit

  2. gromit 8 years ago

    “Brazil never on against France since 1958”… in tournament.

  3. gromit 8 years ago

    It’s possible to have Brazil-France in Final if France is 2nd of its group and Brazil 1rst of his.

    We could have France-Japan or France-Sweden and Brazil-Korea in QF.

    Then (if everything goes smoothly for both teams..) France-GB or France-Japan or France-Sweden… and Brazil-Usa in SF.

    And so… Brazil-France in final… 🙂

    Men or women, Brazil never won against France since 1958…

    You wrote : “even with a weak goalie like Felix you can do it” : yes, but not everybody has Pelé, Rivaldo, Tostao, Jairzinho, Gerson, Clodoaldo in the team to compensate Felix who was everything but a cat 😉

    And Kumagai is not so small, dear Lars : 172 cm. Of course, it’s not Miss Renard’s 187 cm. But it’s not so bad actually.

  4. gromit 8 years ago

    Forgot to answer about the 2011 “Dream Team”.

    I don’t know. I think the Nadeshiko had everything for that and they were very close to be, but I suppose Women’s Football is still waiting its Dream Team. Japan can be this one if they win the Games by playing with the same talent and heart than in Germany. It’s clearly the most exciting team I’ve seen for the last 10 years.

    I think that France can become a supreme reference of “beau jeu” as its male counterpart in 2000 (much more than in 98). Almost everything’s there : a good GK (that was not the case in 2011) a fantastic defense leader (Renard, who was only a clumsy beginner last year… Imagine Renard and Kumagai in centre-defense in a same team ; ), a natural leader (Bompastor), a magic square (Abily-Necib-Bussaglia-Thiney that which reminds me Giresse-Tigana-Platini-Fernandez or Deschamps-Zidane-Djorkaeff-Petit) and an impressive striker (Delie).

    Yes, I think that France can become the first dream-team in, let’s say, one or two years. If Louisa Necib continues to progress (she already did a lot) and if Thomis or Le Sommer can improve their finishing, well well, that could be beautiful… And if Bruno Bini lifts his ban on Amandine Henry and Laetitia Tonazzi 😉

    My regret is not to see (not yet ?) a more balanced Brazil team. When you have someone like Marta, who’s a genius, what a spoil ! And it is even more when some other players are so talented like Maurine, Formiga (who is at the end of her career maybe), Christiane or Erika.

    Is a dream team a team in which each player can be seen as the best at his/her position ? No. Brazil 1970 GK was really weak (Felix) and the rest of the defense was not really good, Carlos Alberto apart. But all dream team has a genius : Pelé, Maradona, Platini, Cruijff, Zidane, Ronaldo (the fat one), Messi, Xavi or Iniesta…I believe it must be the same for the Ladies. Great Usa had Mia Hamm, Germany had Birgit Prinz, Japan has still Homare Sawa (but maybe not for long).

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