Ryan Giggs inspires GB win over UAE, Spain eliminated at group stage

Great Britain beat UAE 3-1 at Wembley to ensure that a draw against Uruguay in their final group game will take them through to the quarter-finals.

Skipper Ryan Giggs headed GB in front and Tom Cleverley hit the post as GB led at the break.

Rashed Eisa equalised with a composed finish in front of an increasingly anxious Wembley crowd.

But substitute Scott Sinclair struck a minute after coming on and Daniel Sturridge's deft chip sealed the win.
However, it was a far from comfortable match for Stuart Pearce's team and there were times after UAE's second-half equaliser when the occasional boo could be heard inside the stadium.

Uruguay, one of the pre-tournament favourites, were stunned 2-0 by 10-man Senegal at Wembley earlier in the day.

Spain's shock 1-0 defeat by Honduras saw their Olympic campaign fail to get beyond the group phase.
The Hondurans, who won thanks to Jerry Bengtson's early goal, progress from Group D along with Japan, who beat Morocco 1-0.

Brazil beat Belarus 3-1 to qualify from Group C, while Egypt drew 1-1 with New Zealand.
In Group B, Mexico picked up a 2-0 victory against Gabon and South Korea secured a 2-1 win over Switzerland.

Bengtson scored both goals in Honduras's opening 2-2 draw with Morocco and found the net once again after eight minutes in Newcastle.

Spain, whose attempts to add a gold medal to their three consecutive major tournament wins were dealt a blow when they lost their opening game 1-0 to Japan, hit the woodwork three times in the second period and they are knocked out with one group game remaining.


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