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Posted on 5 August 2012  - 01:15

Sandro and Giovani are still chasing gold at the Olympics - but medal dreams are over for Steven Caulker, Danny Rose and Team GB.

Olympic latest

Steven started again and played the full shift as Team GB agonisingly lost on penalties to South Korea in Saturday's quarter-final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Ji Dong-won fired home a spectacular opening goal for South Korea with just three minutes on the clock.

Aaron Ramsey levelled from the penalty spot but then saw another spot-kick saved by Jung Sungryong.

Danny entered the fray in the 106th minute of extra time as the match ended 1-1 and went to a penalty shoot-out.

It was 4-4 when Daniel Sturridge missed Team GB's first penalty and when Ki slotted the next penalty, it was all over.

South Korea now face Sandro's Brazil in the semi-final on Tuesday after the tournament favourites beat Honduras 3-2 at St James' Park.

Sandro played his part in Brazil's equaliser after Honduras took an early lead, winning possession at the start of the move that led to Hulk squaring for Leandro Damiao to slide home.

However, Sandro was substituted in the 42nd minute with the score at 1-1.

Honduras - down to 10 men in the first half and later nine men - went 2-1 up but goals from Neymar and another from Damiao saw them home.

They face Team GB's conquerors South Korea at Old Trafford on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.

Giovani celebrates his goal

Giovani dos Santos maintained his fine form in the competition by setting-up Mexico's first goal against Senegal and then hitting the crucial third in extra time after the Africans came from 2-0 down to level at 2-2.

Gio's early free-kick was glanced home by Jorge Enriquez and when Javier Aquino made it 2-0 in the second half, it looked all over.

However, Senegal rallied with two quickfire goals to take the game into extra time.

Gio capitalised on a defensive mistake to fire Mexico into a 3-2 lead eight minutes into extra time and Hector Herrera secured a 4-2 win.

Mexico now face Japan at Wembley on Tuesday.

The winners of the semi-finals will play for the gold medal on Saturday, with the losing semi-finalists playing for bronze on Friday.