Congrats to Kelly Smith ( @kjs8eng ) for making the GB women's football squad for London 2012. #PiratePride

London 2012: Kelly Smith makes Team GB women's football squad

Congrats to Kelly Smith ( @kjs8eng ) for making the GB women's football squad for London 2012. #PiratePride

The four home football associations have held further talks over a Team GB women's football team taking part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. www.royalewins.net

The four home football associations have held further talks over a Team GB women's football team taking part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. www.royalewins.net

Team GB's Women's Football Team captain Casey Stoney with their cuddly mascot, Brian the Lion. The team had just beaten Brazil in front of over 70,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. A night to remember for women in sport. (SHEKICKS.NET)

Team GB's Women's Football Team captain Casey Stoney with their cuddly mascot, Brian the Lion. The team had just beaten Brazil in front of over 70,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. A night to remember for women in sport. (SHEKICKS.NET)

Team GB women's football team take on Sweden in a pre-Olympic friendly >> They will kickoff the Olympics today

Team GB women's football team take on Sweden in a pre-Olympic friendly >> They will kickoff the Olympics today

Team GB vs New Zealand: in pictures - Anticipation: a young Great Britain fan shows her support with a painted face in the stands during the women's football  Picture: PA

Team GB vs New Zealand: in pictures

Team GB vs New Zealand: in pictures - Anticipation: a young Great Britain fan shows her support with a painted face in the stands during the women's football Picture: PA

Team GB players sing the national anthem before their women's Football first round match against Brazil on Day 4 at Wembley Stadium. Great Britain went on to win the match 1-0.

Team GB players sing the national anthem before their women's Football first round match against Brazil on Day 4 at Wembley Stadium. Great Britain went on to win the match 1-0.

Jill Scott, Eni Aluko and Kelly Smith celebrate Team GB's second goal against Cameroon

London 2012 Olympics: day one – as it happened

Jill Scott, Eni Aluko and Kelly Smith celebrate Team GB's second goal against Cameroon

Not surprisingly, the North Korean women's football team had to resort to some on-court high drama to assert their national identity. Failure to do so would have meant an ignominious return to the labor camps and a herbivore (not vegan) diet.

London 2012: North Koreans walk off after flag row

Not surprisingly, the North Korean women's football team had to resort to some on-court high drama to assert their national identity. Failure to do so would have meant an ignominious return to the labor camps and a herbivore (not vegan) diet.

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