Team GB Football: Winners and Losers so Far at the Olympics

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Team GB Football: Winners and Losers so Far at the Olympics
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Initially excitement surrounding Team GB was limited.

Three of the home nation's four football associations were reluctant to allow their players to participate, questions were raised about the competition's importance and the star attraction, David Beckham, was omitted from Stuart Pearce's squad.

Poor performances against Brazil and Senegal dampened any expectations UK football fans may have had of their muddled football team, but victories against the UAE and Uruguay have built up an air of enthusiasm surrounding the team, albeit a quite one.

Although Stuart Pearce's team's performance thus far is unlikely to strike fear into a Brazil team oozing with talent, there has been a consistent improvement in the way Team GB go about their game.

Several players have stood out in the Olympic Group Stages, for both the right and wrong reasons. This slideshow will analyse those that have caused the most talking points.

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