On July 26, 2012, Team GB kicked off their London Olympics campaign with a 1-1 draw to Senegal. It was a summer where football was relegated from national obsession to part-time sideshow.

Manager Stuart Pearce picked a young squad, supplemented with three overage players, and they made it out of the group after beating United Arab Emirates and Uruguay before losing on penalties to South Korea in the quarter-finals.

Nine years on, we’ve taken a look at the Team GB Xl from that July evening at Old Trafford to see how they’ve fared since.

Read the article at Planet Football.





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