Team GB striker Craig Bellamy has said that he expects to be fit for the second match for the team when they take on UAE on Sunday. Team GB will be playing UAE at the Wembley, but the former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy is a major fitness doubt. He scored in the 1-1 draw with a cynical strike against Senegal in the opening match, but was left injured after being clattered by a challenge from Saliou Ciss. Craig Bellamy has a history of fitness problems and it was initially thought that he would be a major doubt for the match against UAE.

The 1-1 draw with Senegal means that Team GB should aim for a victory against UAE in order to realistically remain with the hopes of winning the Olympic gold medal. Craig Bellamy is one of the three overage players taken by the manager Stuart Pearce. Bellamy has said that he is extremely happy to have represented Team GB at Old Trafford, which he claims to be a magnificent stadium. The match against UAE will be played at the new Wembley, which is also a special day out for the fans and indeed the players according to the former Manchester City striker.

"I just tweaked my [knee] medial ligament but it should be alright... I felt physically quite good. I do have to realise that I am two weeks into pre-season [training], as much as this is a competitive international. I think you could see [in] the last 20 minutes, half-an-hour, that it just caught us a little bit, but the great thing about football and the great thing about us is we've got another game coming up soon," said Craig Bellamy ahead of the match with United Arab Emirates on Sunday. Despite being almost 40 years of age, Ryan Giggs is expected to play in this match.