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By Steve Carpenter 01/08 Updated: 01/08 12:41
OLYMPIC fever is set to hit a whole new level in Coventry when Great Britain's women's side visit the city for a place in the semi-final of the Olympic football tournament.
Hope Powell's side finished top of Group E after overcoming double Olympic silver medallists Brazil 1-0 in front of a record breaking crowd at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
The result means Team GB – playing in their first Olympic Games Football Tournament – will face Canada at the City of Coventry Stadium this a Friday (7.45 kick-off) aiming to make history and seal their place in the last four.
It looks set to become the biggest fixture to be staged at the venue since it opened in 2005.
"Friday’s quarter-final in Coventry is the perfect opportunity for Midlands football fans to come along and cheer on Team GB as Olympic fever spreads throughout the country," said Russell Chamberlain, LOCOG’s venue general
manager for the City of Coventry Stadium.
"The team has received tremendous backing in their previous games at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and at Wembley and I know the support will be just as vociferous here in Coventry.
"We are all really looking forward to staging the match and to continue the feel-good factor around the Olympic Games."
Tickets for the quarter-final start at £20 with £40 and £50 options available, while youngsters aged 16 and under at July 27 will 'pay their age' for a ticket. Seniors aged 60 and over will be charged £16.
Tickets for the quarter-final are available from the ticket booth at the stadium in Car Park D which will be open today (Wednesday) between noon until after the day’s double-header matches, on Thursday from 10am-6pm and on Friday from 2.30pm.
Tickets for the match can also be purchased online by visiting tickets.london2012.com.
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