2012 London Olympics Soccer: 5 Can't-Miss Matches in the Group Stage

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2012 London Olympics Soccer: 5 Can't-Miss Matches in the Group Stage
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The group stage at the Olympics can be dull at times due to the often large gaps in talent between teams, but the early matches offer the best opportunity to assess who are legitimate medal contenders and who will have to be content killing time in the Olympic Village. 

The group stage kicked off Wednesday and audiences have been treated to a few interesting games and a few more interesting moments...namely the Korean flag gaffe.

Looking ahead to the remaining group stage matches, a few games stand out as worth watching, either for their medal implications or for their potential for drama. 

Here is a look at five must-see matches in the group stage in both the men's and women's tournaments.

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