Team GB through to quarter-final after win against Uruguay

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Team GBTeam GB Men’s football team will meet South Korea in Cardiff on Saturday after beating Uruguay to finish top of Group A (13/2 to Olympic Football Gold Medal). Daniel Sturridge converted from close range on the stroke of half-time to score the only goal of the game. Uruguay responded after the break but GB keeper Jack Butland made two brilliant saves to deny Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

The result ensures the GB men's team (13/2 to Olympic Football Gold Medal) repeat the feat of the women in reaching the last eight of the football tournament. And if Stuart Pearce's team can defeat South Korea when they return to Cardiff on Saturday then they will reach the last four and be guaranteed a bronze medal match at the very least.

Team GB (Evens to beat South Korea) have now won back-to-back fixtures following Sunday's 3-1 victory against the UAE at Wembley, although with the fixtures coming thick and fast Pearce opted to make changes for Wednesday's match.

Skipper Ryan Giggs, James Tomkins and Marvin Sordell all dropped to the bench, with Craig Bellamy named skipper in the city of his birth. He was one of four Welsh players in the starting XI and might have capped the occasion with a goal but the Liverpool forward could not quite make decisive contact after Uruguay failed to clear a corner.

In the other Group A match, Senegal (12/1 to Olympic Football Gold Medal) drew 1-1 with UAE meaning the west African side qualified and will meet Mexico at Wembley.

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