Brazil, Spain, Britain kept apart in Olympic draw



LONDON (AP) — Brazil, Spain, Britain and Mexico have been chosen as seeded teams for the men’s Olympic soccer tournament and will be kept apart at Tuesday’s group-stage draw. The draw will separate European and Latin American teams.

In the 12-team women’s draw, Olympic champion United States, world champion Japan and Britain are the seeded and will be kept apart in the four groups.

Britain, with a men’s team at the Olympics for the first time since 1960, will lead Group A. World champion Spain will headline Group D. Brazil — the best men’s soccer team in Olympic history — is the seeded team in Group C.

The last of the 16 teams in the men’s draw will be decided when Oman and Senegal meet in the final qualifier Monday in Coventry at one of the host venues for the Olympics.