Man Utd veteran Giggs leads GB to win over UAE

Senegal stun Uruguay while the UAE are eliminated after two defeats

Hosts Britain took a big step towards the quarterfinals when goals from skipper Ryan Giggs and substitutes Daniel Sturridge and Scott Sinclair secured a deserved 3-1 win over the United Arab Emirates at Wembley on Sunday.

Giggs, at 38 years and 243 days, became the oldest man to appear in the Olympic soccer competition and then became the oldest scorer when he headed Britain in front after 16 minutes.

The UAE equalised through Rashed Eisa after 69 minutes but Britain then hit back with two goals in four minutes from Sinclair, who scored with his first touch after 73 minutes, and Sturridge who added the third with a brilliant chip over goalkeeper Ali Khaseif in the 76th minute.

The result, Britain's first win in the Olympics since they beat Taiwan 3-2 in the Rome Games in Sept. 1960, put them top of Group A with four points having scored more goals than Senegal who stunned Uruguay 2-0 earlier at Wembley.

Britain will qualify for the last eight as long as they do not lose to Uruguay in Cardiff next Wednesday while the UAE are eliminated after losing their first two games.
 

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