Heavyweights prepare to do battle

August 14, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
SHANGHAI -- Come for Ronaldinho, stay for Gervinho. That is the message that emerges as the men's Olympic soccer tournament heads into the knockout stages.

Individually, players like Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi have done their bit to raise the glamour level of the competition, but it has also been lesser known players like Italy's Sebastian Giovinco and the aforementioned Gervinho from the Ivory Coast who have added some sparkle.

From a team standpoint, there have been ...

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