The host for this year’s Olympics 2012 is Britain and because of this, the world’s attention is more focused on them, especially for the fact if they will be able to get medals more than any other countries because of the fact that this is their country. The athletes should be more comfortable to compete. The athletes, however, are obviously pressured to win in every competition that they are involved to. And looks like they really wanted to prove that they are victors in their own country when skipper Ryan Giggs leads Britain to victory with their first ever gold medal.
Britain, the host for this year’s 2012 Olympics, took a abig step towards the quarter-finals when goals from skipper Ryan Giggs and substitutes Daniel Sturridge and Scott Sinclair secured a deserved 3-1 win over the United Arab Emirates at Wembley. This happened last Sunday. Even though he is the oldest man in the Olympic soccer competition with 38 years and 243 days of playing, Giggs proved to them that he can become the oldest scorer when he headed Britain in front after 16 minutes of the game.
After 69 minutes, the UAE equalized through Rashed Eisa, however, Britain then hit back with two more goals in four minutes from Sinclair, who scored with his first touch after 73 minutes, and Sturridge who added the third with a brilliant chip over goalkeeper Ali Khaseif in the 76th minute. As for the result, the game became Britain’s first win in the Olympics since the time they beat Taiwan 3-2 in the Rome Games last September 1960, more than 50 years ago. Britain will then qualify for the last eight as long as they do not lose to Uruguay in Cardiff next Wednesday. Let’s watch out for that.