'Biggest show on Earth'
Team GB Double Header
Women v Sweden (4pm)
Men v Brazil (7.45pm)
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough FC
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Live on BBC1
Neil Taylor believes the Olympic Games are the 'biggest event on earth' and has promised that Team GB will give their fans something to cheer over the next month.
Stuart Pearce's side contains 13 Englishmen and five Welshmen, and hopes are high ahead of the first appearance by Team GB since 1972. And Swansea full-back Taylor says that he now understands the full impact of Team GB and what it means to be part of the Olympic Games.
"It's massive for us, and we don't underestimate how big a tournament this is," he said. "You talk to Olympians and they talk about it being the biggest event on Earth.
"Sometimes when you're a footballer you think about the World Cups or European Championships [as being the biggest], but when you think about the number of countries involved at the Olympics it is definitely the biggest spectacle on Earth.
"To be part of Team GB is really great for us. We're really, really looking forward to it and driving past the stadium gives you a big feel for the Olympics in London and Great Britain.
"Being around the Olympic Village [you can see] it's such a great setup and the organisers have done a great job, so it's now time for us to enjoy it and get down to work."
And Taylor believes that home support could prove vital for Team GB as they prepare to take on Senegal, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay in their group.
He added: "Will home advantage be important? It has to be, you know, the fact that we're Team GB, and we're doing it here in this country, it might never happen again in any of our local areas.
"It's something we look forward to - hopefully the fans can get behind us, and hopefully we can do them proud."
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The games will be the only chance for fans to see the men's and women's teams play before the Olympic football tournament begins five days later when Team GB women take on New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff , with the men’s team kicking off their competition against Senegal at Old Trafford (KO 8pm) on Thursday 26 July.