Rio 2016 Olympics Football

God-fearing Neymar celebrates the eighth during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Result: Brazil claim football gold with penalties win over Germany in Rio
Brazil claim gold in the men's football final as Neymar's spot kick gives the hosts a penalties win over Germany in Rio.
Aug 21, 00:13
Russian striker Andrey Arshavin celebrates scoring against Holland on June 21, 2008.
Andrey Arshavin: 'Impossible to succeed in sport without doping'
Former Arsenal and Russia footballer Andrey Arshavin claims that some sports are "simply impossible without doping", with "everyone" involved in the activity.
Aug 19, 16:46
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Brazil's Neymar nets fastest goal in Olympic history
Brazil forward Neymar scores against Honduras after 14 seconds to claim the fastest goal in Olympic history.
Aug 17, 18:32
Brazilian Marta Vieira Da Silva kicks the ball during an international women friendly football match France vs Brazil on November 26, 2014
Result: Brazil women crash out of home Olympics in Rio
Brazil's women crash out of their home Olympics in Rio courtesy of a penalty shootout defeat to Sweden in the semi-final.
Aug 16, 21:22
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Result: Brazil ease past Denmark to reach last eight
Host nation Brazil record a 4-0 victory against Denmark to reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.
Aug 11, 04:00
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Result: Germany score 10 as champions Mexico bow out
Germany hit 10 goals past Fiji to reach the knockout stages of the Olympic Games but Mexico bow out after losing to South Korea.
Aug 10, 23:14
Serge Gnabry in action for Arsenal on January 24, 2014
Germany coach "annoyed" by Arsenal's treatment of Serge Gnabry
Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry has "shown what he can do" during the men's Olympic tournament in Brazil, according to Germany coach Horst Hrubesch.
Aug 8, 14:29
Mexico's forward Oribe Peralta celebrates after scoring a goal during the Group A football match between Mexico and Cameroon at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
Result: Mexico, Germany share four-goal thriller at Rio Olympics
Defending Olympic champions Mexico begin their Rio 2016 campaign with an entertaining 2-2 draw against Germany.
Aug 4, 22:57
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Result: Hosts Brazil held by 10-man South Africa in Olympic opener
Brazil are held to a goalless draw by 10-man South Africa in their opening match of the Rio Olympic Games football tournament.
Aug 4, 22:02
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Neymar blasts off-the-field critics
Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar blasts the journalists that continue to question his life away from the football pitch.
Jul 27, 22:32
Manuel Lanzini is certainly not operating on automatic during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Watford on April 20, 2016
West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini to miss Rio Olympics with knee injury
West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini will not play for Argentina at the Rio Olympics after suffering a knee injury in a warm-up game against Colombia.
Jul 26, 15:31
Serge Gnabry in action for Arsenal on January 24, 2014
Serge Gnabry named in Germany Olympic squad
Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry is included in Germany's squad for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Jul 15, 15:52
Loris Karius of 1. FSV Mainz 05 in action during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and AS Monaco at Stade des Arberes on July 22, 2015 in Meyrin, Switzerland
Loris Karius rejects place at Rio Olympics to focus on Liverpool career
Loris Karius turns down the chance to represent Germany at the Olympic Games in Rio to instead focus on ousting Simon Mignolet as Liverpool's first-choice goalkeeper.
Jul 14, 12:42
Bayern Munich's Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa celebrates after his goal during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FCB Bayern Munich and Olympiakos Piraeus on November 24, 2015
Douglas Costa pulls out of Brazil's Olympic squad
Douglas Costa is forced to withdraw from the Brazil squad for the 2016 Olympics due to a thigh problem.
Jul 11, 17:35
Ramiro Funes Mori celebrates during the FA Cup game between Everton and Chelsea on March 12, 2016
Everton's Ramiro Funes Mori 'to snub Olympics call-up'
Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori will reportedly turn down the chance to feature in the 2016 Olympics to focus on club football.
Jul 4, 22:59
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Neymar, Douglas Costa included in Brazil Olympic squad
Neymar, Douglas Costa, Rafinha and Marquinhos are all included in a strong Brazil squad for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio.
Jun 29, 15:55
Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Manchester City on May 15, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho named in provisional Nigeria squad for Olympic Games
Manchester City risk losing Kelechi Iheanacho at the start of next season should he agree to represent Nigeria in August's Olympic football competition.
Jun 24, 15:44
Sweden's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic gestures at the end of the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on June 13, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic named in Sweden's provisional Olympic squad
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is named in Sweden's provisional 35-man squad for the Olympics in Rio this summer.
Jun 15, 12:57
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo jogs laps during training June 3, 2014
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo 'unlikely' to feature in Olympics
Portugal's Olympic coach Rui Jorge concedes that Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is 'unlikely' to feature in the Olympic Games in Rio.
May 19, 15:25
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Barcelona confirm Neymar's Olympics inclusion, rule him out of Copa America
Neymar will only compete for Brazil at the Olympic Games this summer, and not in the Copa America, it has been confirmed by club side Barcelona.
Apr 20, 23:00
Willian of Chelsea celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC and Chelsea FC at Sammy Ofer Stadium on November 24, 2015
Chelsea star Willian aims to play in Copa America, Olympics
Chelsea winger Willian wants to play in both the Copa America and the Rio Olympics this summer for Brazil.
Apr 20, 17:38
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Barcelona to prevent Neymar from playing in Copa America?
A report claims that Barcelona have informed the Brazilian FA that Neymar will not be granted permission to play in the Copa America.
Apr 8, 20:00
Alex Iwobi of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 25, 2015 in London, England.
Arsenal's Alex Iwobi could miss start of next season because of Olympic dream
Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi could miss the start of next season as he wants to compete for Nigeria at the Olympics in Rio.
Apr 6, 15:21
Portugal's forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Group G football match between Portugal and Ghana at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo could represent Portugal in Rio 2016 Olympics
Portuguese Football Federation president Fernando Gomes says that Cristiano Ronaldo could play in next summer's Rio Olympics.
Jun 30, 08:57
Manager Stuart Pearce of England during UEFA European U21 Championships on June 11, 2013
Stuart Pearce disappointed by Football Association's Olympic withdrawal
Former Great Britain manager Stuart Pearce expresses his disappointment that there will be no British sides sent to the Rio Olympics next year.
Mar 31, 11:27
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Football Association scraps plans for Great Britain Olympic teams
The Football Association scraps plans for Great Britain football teams at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Mar 31, 01:31
Aaron Ramsey of Team GB looks on during the international friendly match between Team GB and Brazil at Riverside Stadium on July 20, 2012
Team GB require full backing from FIFA to take part in 2016 Olympic Games
FIFA vice president Jim Boyce reveals that Team GB will not be allowed to participate at the 2016 Olympics unless all the home nations come to an agreement to take part.
Mar 20, 09:08
Andrew Robertson of Scotland celebrates scoring their first goal during the International Friendly between Scotland and England at Celtic Park Stadium on November 18, 2014
Scottish Football Association hits out at Team GB proposal
The SFA criticises their English counterparts' proposal to enter Great Britain football teams at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Mar 4, 12:58
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Football Association wants Team GB football teams for Rio 2016 Olympics
The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams into the Rio 2016 Olympics, the British Olympic Association confirms.
Mar 2, 22:24
Usain Bolt competes in the Men's 4x100 metres relay heats at Hampden Park during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014
Usain Bolt looking forward to seeing future Olympic stars in Rio
Usain Bolt says that he will take a particular interest in the football and basketball events at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Feb 9, 09:26