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    Agree with pretty much all of the above post, except that Football is hardly the only sport in the Olympics that goes against amateur principles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Agree with pretty much all of the above post, except that Football is hardly the only sport in the Olympics that goes against amateur principles.
    Not the only sport, but probably one of the few - basketball perhaps. Athletics is no amateur sport, but in the sense that it is a test of the human body rather than a profession, I think there's a degree of difference.

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    Yeah, it is a fair point and obviously to remove Athletics because it is professional these days would be to destroy the Olympics.

    Tennis another truly professional one

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    Things start tomorrow, so a schedule is probably useful.

    Men's tournament

    7 August
    17.00 CST
    Group A, Shanghai: Australia v Serbia
    Group B, Tianjin: Japan v United States
    Group C, Shenyang: Brazil v Belgium
    Group D, Qinhuangdao: Honduras v Italy

    19.45 CST
    Group A, Shanghai: Ivory Coast v Argentina
    Group B, Tianjin: Netherlands v Nigeria
    Group C, Shenyang: China v New Zealand
    Group D, Qinhuangdao: South Korea v Cameroon

    10 August
    17.00 CST
    Group A, Shanghai: Argentina v Australia
    Group B, Tianjin: Nigeria v Japan
    Group C, Shenyang: New Zealand v Brazil
    Group D, Qinhuangdao: Cameroon v Honduras

    19.45 CST
    Group A, Shanghai: Serbia v Ivory Coast
    Group B, Tianjin: United States v Netherlands
    Group C, Shenyang: Belgium v China
    Group D, Qinhuangdao: Italy v South Korea

    13 August
    17.00 CST
    Group B, Shenyang: Netherlands v Japan
    Group B, Beijing: Nigeria v United States
    Group D, Shanghai: South Korea v Honduras
    Group D, Tianjin: Cameroon v Italy

    19.45 CST
    Group A, Beijing: Argentina v Serbia
    Group A, Tianjin: Ivory Coast v Australia
    Group C, Qinhuangdao: China v Brazil
    Group C, Shanghai: New Zealand v Belgium

    Knock-out stage

    16 August - quarter-finals
    18.00 CST
    Shenyang: Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D
    Beijing: Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C

    21.00 CST
    Shanghai: Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B
    Qinhuangdao: Winner Group B v Runner-up Group D

    19 August - semi-finals
    18.00 CST, Shanghai: Winner Beijing v Winner Qinhuangdao
    21.00 CST, Beijing: Winner Shenyang v Winner Shanghai

    22 August, 19.00 CST, Shanghai: third-place play-off
    23 August, 12.00 CST, Beijing: final

    Women's tournament

    6 August
    17.00 CST
    Group A, Tianjin: Argentina v Canada
    Group B, Shenyang: Germany v Brazil
    Group C, Qinhuangdao: Japan v New Zealand

    19.45 CST
    Group A, Tianjin: Argentina v Canada
    Group B, Shenyang: North Korea v Nigeria
    Group C, Qinhuangdao: Norway v United States

    9 August
    17.00 CST
    Group A, Tianjin: Sweden v Argentina
    Group B, Shenyang: Nigeria v Germany
    Group C, Qinhuangdao: United States v Japan

    19.45 CST
    Group A, Tianjin: Canada v China
    Group B, Shenyang: Brazil v North Korea
    Group C, Qinhuangdao: New Zealand v Norway

    12 August
    17.00 CST
    Group B, Tianjin: North Korea v Germany
    Group B, Beijing: Nigeria v Brazil

    19.45 CST
    Group A, Qinhuangdao: China v Argentina
    Group A, Beijing: Sweden v Canada
    Group C, Shanghai: Norway v Japan
    Group C, Shenyang: United States v New Zealand

    Knock-out stage

    15 August - quarter-finals
    18.00 CST
    Shanghai: Winner Group C v Third place Group A (or Third place Group B if A does not qualify)
    Tianjin: Winner Group B v Runner-up Group C

    21.00 CST
    Shenyang: Runner-up Group A v Runner-up Group B
    Qinhuangdao: Winner Group A v Third place Group C (or Third place group B if C does not qualify)

    18 August
    18.00 CST, Shanghai: Winner Tianjin v Winner Shenyang
    21.00 CST, Beijing: Winner Shanghai v Winner Qinhuangdao

    21 August, 18.00, Beijing: third place play-off
    21 August, 21.00, Beijing: final

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    Big game for us first up, we lose and its pretty much goodbye, a result against Argentina is somewhat unlikely to put it one way. Not really expecting much.

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    Women play football?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Women play football?
    Yup. In fact, Tranmere's women is on a higher tier than the men.

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    China is actually 8 hours ahead of Greenwich tbh (unless they're on daylight savings atm?). It's the same as Perth time, and Perth is 2 hours behind Brisbane, Melbourne & Syndey who are +10 GMT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clapo View Post
    China is actually 8 hours ahead of Greenwich tbh (unless they're on daylight savings atm?). It's the same as Perth time, and Perth is 2 hours behind Brisbane, Melbourne & Syndey who are +10 GMT.
    The UK is on daylight savings and China (and Australia) are not, so it's seven hours between them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Women play football?
    New Zealand play football?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3 View Post
    New Zealand play football?
    Apparently so. There is a fellow by the name of Ryan Nelsen at Blackburn as well.
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    And the NZ women lead 1-0 over Japan at half-time and could reach the quarters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    The UK is on daylight savings and China (and Australia) are not, so it's seven hours between them.
    Ah, makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    And the NZ women lead 1-0 over Japan at half-time and could reach the quarters.
    Haha good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Haha good stuff.
    Now 2-0 after a penalty.

    The referee is apparently rubbish.

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