The day is finally here! Team GB is finally ready to play!
Yeah, I'm not that excited either. What I am excited for, though, is to see Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Bertrand playing for Team GB. With luck, they can use the Olympic tournament as a springboard to the full England squad, and a successful season here at Chelsea.
Taking on Team GB tonight are Brazil's U23 squad containing newly-almost-signed Chelsea starlet Oscar, rumoured Chelsea targets Hulk, Neymar, and Lucas Moura, and potential target Leandro Damião. There is every indication Brazil are taking the Olympics very seriously, and rightly so. Despite winning a record five World Cups, they've never won the Olympic tournament.
If you're pulling for Team GB, you're probably going to be disappointed, sad as it is. Brazil have a fabulous squad, so focus on watching the Chelsea players, particularly Oscar, whom we've not seen in action since he's almost-nearly-signed for Chelsea.
Team GB v Brazil - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, UK. 19:40 BST, 14:40 EDT, 11:40 PDT, 00:20 IST
TV - BBC1, ESPN3.
Team GB: [4-3-3] - Jason Steele; Ryan Bertrand, Micah Richards, James Tomkins, Neil Taylor; Tom Cleverley, Joe Allen, Ryan Giggs [c]; Craig Bellamy, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Rose
Brazil: [4-3-3] - Rafael; Rafael da Silva, Thiago Silva [c], Juan, Marcelo; Sandro, Rômulo, Oscar; Hulk, Neymar, Leandro Damião
*bold indicates a Chelsea player or target, italics indicate the team captain.
No links to illegal streams, please. If you must have one, you can Google it yourself. : )