Olympic football draw brings 14 countries to the region

The region is gearing up to welcome 14 countries to the city after the draw was made for the London 2012 football tournaments.

Both the men’s and women’s teams from Japan and the highly rated Mexican men’s team will all play games at the City of Coventry Stadium from July 25 – while Senegal who secured their spot at London 2012 with a 2-0 victory over Oman on Tuesday will return on 1 August.

Senegal, who clinched their place with a 2-0 win over Oman, face their last group game against United Arab Emirates.

Their coach, former Birmingham City coach Aliou Cisse, said: “We were welcomed very well in Coventry and it will be very good to be returning to the city once again.”

Fixtures at the City of Coventry Stadium:

25 July – Women’s

Japan v Canada 5pm

Sweden v South Africa 7.45pm

26 July – Men

Belarus v New Zealand 7.45pm

28 July – Women’s

Japan v Sweden 12noon

Canada v South Africa 2.45pm

29 July – Men’s

Mexico v Gabon 2.30pm

Korea Republic v Switzerland 5.15pm

31 July – Women

New Zealand v Cameroon 7.45pm

1 August – Men’s

Japan v Honduras 5pm

Senegal v UAE 7.45pm