Key dates: Aug. 11, gold medal game Venue: Six stadiums throughout England, Scotland and Wales Big story: Argentina, winner of the last two tournaments, won't be back to defend its title, which could leave the door open for Brazil, winner of five World Cups but never an Olympic title. The South Americans are led by 20-year-old phenom Neymar, a player the legendary Pele says is better than Lionel Messi. Top U.S. prospects: Failed to qualify. Others to watch: Atletico Madrid forward Adrian could help Spain make more history if he can add an Olympic crown to the Euro and World Cup titles the country already holds. Mexico, behind Chivas star Marco Fabian (above), dominated CONCACAF qualifying and could also be dangerous here. Little-known fact: Britain, normally mad about soccer, will be participating in the Olympic tournament for the first time since 1960.
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