Thursday's First Round Group C encounter between Brazil and Egypt in the men's Football, sees both teams aiming for Olympic glory for very different reasons.
Eqyptian coach Hany Ramzy hopes success at London 2012 can put a smile back on the faces of people in Egypt following difficult recent events.
"Everyone knows what has happened in Egypt over the last 18 months," said Ramzy.
"For us it's a positive for us to be at these Olympics, we have to show to the world that even if we have had trouble in our country we are still proud to play for our country and we can show football in Egypt is still alive.
"We will show the world we will fight for our pride."
Group C opponents Brazil are also playing for national pride as they seek to win their first Olympic gold medal.
National coach Mano Menezes believes his Brazil squad are better prepared than at previous games and will be buoyed by their recent 2-0 friendly win over Great Britain.
The game kicks off at 19:45 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Thursday.