Early start for London 2012

THE Olympics begin today – ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony – with a fixture between Team GB’s and New Zealand’s women’s football teams at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

Regardless of the outcome, Team GB will then play Cameroon, again in Cardiff, on Saturday, before Brazil at Wembley Stadium three days later.

The men’s team, managed by Stuart Pearce, play their first fixture tomorrow versus Senegal at Manchester United’s Old Trafford.