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Powell urges calm after Brazil victory

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24/7

Hope Powell urged the nation not to get carried away after Great Britain's women's football team produced arguably one of the finest results in their history to beat Brazil 1-0 at the Olympics.

Steph Houghton's third goal in as many games was enough to maintain Team GB's flawless Group E campaign at London 2012 on a record-breaking night at Wembley. Such was the magnitude of the result, Powell's players and the 70,584 crowd - by far the largest ever for a women's game in Britain - celebrated at the final whistle almost as if a gold medal had been won.

But their manager was as stony-faced as ever and urged caution ahead of Friday's quarter-final against Canada in Coventry, and she said: "Every game, we've done well, we've won the game, we've topped the group. The danger is that everybody starts jumping on this 'medal'. We still have to play Canada. They want a medal as much as anybody else."

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