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Olympic football will be "boost for Scotland"

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The Olympics are set to kick off in Scotland this summer with Hampden playing host to eight Olympic football matches this summer, including …

The Olympics are set to kick off in Scotland this summer with Hampden playing host to eight Olympic football matches this summer, including three men’s games and five in the women¿s tournament.

The draw was made in London this morning and will see games such as Spain vs Japan in the men’s tournament. The defending women’s world champions the USA will travel to Glasgow to play France and Colombia in Scotland’s national stadium in July and August. 

The Scotland Office Minister David Mundell welcomed the draw and said the Olympic events would be a good showcase for Scotland and the UK as a whole, boosting our profile across the world and giving athletes and players a global showcase for their sports.

He said: “There are less than 100 days to go until the Olympics and the UK is gearing up to show the world a spectacular series of sporting events across the country.

“Scotland will play a key part as Hampden hosts football matches which will bring the spirit and excitement of the Games to the heart of Glasgow.

“This is an event for everyone in the UK and I hope people will take the chance to go to Hampden to see these once-in-a-lifetime Olympic events themselves.”

Fixture list

July 25: Women’s football: USA v France and Colombia v North Korea
July 26: Men’s football: Spain v Japan, Honduras v Morocco
July 28: Women’s football: USA v Colombia and North Korea v France
August 1: Men’s football: Egypt v Belarus
August 3: Women’s quarter final:  Winner Group F vs Runner-up of Group G