Great Britain were held to a 1-1 draw by Senegal in their opening Group A match.
Craig Bellamy looked to have given Team GB the perfect start with a first half goal but supporters at the Old Trafford stadium were stunned when Senegal equalizied late in the game to deny Team GB a win in their first game.
In other games last night, Japan caused the first upset with a 1-0 defeat of Spain.
Gabon held Switzerland to a 1-1 draw while Mexico and South Korea had to settle for a goal-less draw.
Urugay came from a goal down to beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1, Berarus claimed a fine 1-0 win against New Zealand and Brazil were pushed all the way in their 3-2 victory against Egypt.
The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics takes place at 20.12 tonight, the exact time reflecting the date of the games.
Wlliam Chetcuti will be the flag bearer for Malta.
He is aiming to reach the final barrage shoot-off in the mens double trap and if he achieves that, then he is in with a real chance of an Olympic medal.
The full Malta squad is Diane Borg and Rachid Chouhal, athletics, Andrew Chetcuti and Nicloa Muscat, swimming and William Chetcuti, shooting.
It’s the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday with McLaren, Ferrari and Lotus confident they can match the Red Bull cars.
Sparks are expected to fly at this weekends US Moto Gp from Laguna Seca with Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo looking to extend his lead in the riders championship.
His stable-mate Ben Spies has already confirmed he will be leaving Yamaha at the end of this season and the rumour mills are working overtime amidst speculation that Valentino Rossi could make a surprise return to Yamaha.