Olympic Football Comes To St James' Park

26 July 2012, 15:17 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

The first Olympic football matches to be played at St James' Park take place today.

First up it's the turn of Mexico v South Korea (Kick off at 2pm)

They're followed by Switzerland v Gabon (kick off at 5:15pm)

There was a long queue at St James' Park box office this morning (Thursday 26th July) as people went to buy last minute tickets to today's matches.

Thousands of people travelled into the city centre in their team colours with fancy dress and face paints of each of the 4 teams.

Full Fixture List

Men's competition:
Thursday 26 July
2.30pm: Mexico v Korea Republic 
5.15pm: Gabon v Switzerland 

Sunday 29 July
5pm: Japan v Morocco
7.45pm: Spain v Honduras

Wednesday 1 August 
2.30pm: Brazil v New Zealand  

Saturday 4 August
Men's quarter-final
5pm: Group C winner v Group D runner-up

Women's competition:
Tuesday 31 July
2.30pm: Canada v Sweden
5.15pm: France v Colombia

Friday 3 August
Women's quarter-final
2.30pm: Group G winner v Group E or F 3rd place