Newcastle United’s stadium St James’ Park has hosted Olympic football with two draws played out in the Games’ opening round of fixtures.
The first match saw Mexico and South Korea play out a goalless draw with Sunderland striker Ji Dong-won appearing as a late substitute for South Korea.
The second game of the day was between Gabon and Switzerland.
It resulted in a 1-1 draw with Admir Mehmedi putting Switzerland ahead with an early penalty.
Pierre Aubameyang scored Gabon’s equaliser in the 45th minute.
Switzerland finished the match with 10 men after Oliver Buff received two yellow cards.
There were tight security measures in place on entry to the ground and queues formed along the paths outside of the stadium turnstiles as people waited to gain entry to the ground.
The next games at St James’ Park will see Spain take on Honduras and Japan play Morocco on July 29.
Honduras drew their opening game 2-2 with Morocco with rumoured Newcastle target Abdelaziz Barrada scoring for the Moroccans.
Spain, who included players like David De Gea of Manchester United and Juan Mata of Chelsea in their side lost 1-0 to Japan thanks to a Yuki Otsu goal.
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