Olympics Soccer Draw 2012: Breaking Down Group A

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Olympics Soccer Draw 2012: Breaking Down Group A
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With the London 2012 Olympic games drawing closer, the groups for the soccer competition were announced today.

With Great Britain being a footballing nation, there has been considerably more hype than usual surrounding this year's competition. The British land in Group A alongside Senegal, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.

Group A will make for interesting viewing, with a few teams that could provide potential banana skins for each other. The following is a breakdown of what to look for from each nation in the group and a prediction of who will advance.

Additionally, here is Bleacher Report's overall analysis of the Olympic tournament. Which players will stand out? Here’s a look at 50 players – men and women – to watch once the competition kicks off.

If you're interested in the rest of the groups, here's where you can find previews of Group B, Group C and Group D. And this is our breakdown of the Group of Death.

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