Team GB will avoid Spain, Brazil

Stuart Pearce, Hope Powell
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Stuart Pearce's Team GB will avoid Spain and Brazil in the group stages of the Olympics after all three nations were seeded for tomorrow's draw.

Team GB's Olympic football team will avoid big guns Spain and Brazil in the draw for this summer's London Games.

Along with Mexico, the three nations have been seeded for tomorrow's draw, meaning that they will be in separate pools for the group stages.

FIFA's Olympic organising committee has finalised the seedings and draw procedure, which doesn't allow European teams to be drawn against rivals from their own continent.

This also applies to countries from Latin America, who will avoid each other in the opening stages of the 16-team tournament.

The nations have been divided into four pots, with one team drawn from each pot being placed into a group. Seeded teams cannot be drawn against each other.

Men's draw:

Pot One: Great Britain (seeded); Belarus; Spain (seeded); Switzerland

Pot Two: Brazil (seeded); Mexico (seeded); Uruguay; Honduras

Pot Three: Japan; South Korea, United Arab Emirates; Oman or New Zealand

Pot Four: Egypt; Gabon; Morocco; Senegal or New Zealand

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