When and where: The Group A fixture from the men's Olympic football tournament kicks-off from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, at 2.45 p.m. ET. Coverage will be provided by the NBC Sports Network, with a live stream available on NBCOlympics.com. In the U.K. a live stream can be viewed on the BBC Sport website.

Preview: After an inauspicious beginning to life as a unified team, Great Britain now stand on the verge of making it through to the Olympic quarterfinals.

A convincing defeat in their only warm-up to Brazil, followed by an uninspiring draw with Senegal strongly suggested a side lacking in quality and cohesion. Featuring what was essentially a group of players thrown together a matter of weeks before the tournament in order to have Great Britain compete in the football competition at the Olympics for the first time in over half a century, such struggles were perhaps unsurprising.

But having fought off a comeback from the United Arab Emirates in their second match of the competition to grab a 3-1 win, coach Stuart Pearce is now facing questions about a gold medal challenge.

How quickly things can change.

It would be wrong to get carried away about GB's prospects, however. Crucially, Pearce still seems confused about the identity or shape of his best lineup. The side looked much better against the UAE with a three-man midfield, allowing the creative talents of Ryan Giggs and Tom Cleverley to flourish, and Craig Bellamy looking a real threat out wide.

While he must surely stick with that shape, Pearce faces a dilemma about who to select as the lone striker. Marvin Sordelll has offered the team a real focal point, both as a substitute against Senegal and from the start against the UAE, but Daniel Sturridge, while less of a back-to-goal striker, undoubtedly possesses a better all-round game.

While talk of gold is premature, even the suggestion that Britain have all-but secured qualification for the quarterfinals is overreaching. Needing a draw to ensure progression against a side with the quality of Uruguay is certainly no forgone conclusion.

While Spain's early exit has grabbed the headlines, Uruguay's under performance should not be far behind in the shock stakes. Featuring an incredibly strong group of players, including the formidable attacking talents of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez, Uruguay were expected to be strong contenders to take home gold. But, after a less than convincing victory over the UAE, Oscar Tabarez's side fell to a surprising 2-0 defeat to Senegal.

They may not have performed to expectations so far, but with the creative talents of Gaston Ramirez and Nicolas Lodeiro supporting Cavani and Suarez they could provide a serious test to what is a largely inexperienced British backline.

Prediction: Having struggled for long periods in their first two games, Britain is likely to face a dramatic rise in quality against Uruguay. If Tabarez's side click into gear then GB's future in the tournament will be in real jeopardy.

But given their struggles so far and Britain's determination not to disappoint the fans in Wales, GB should have just enough to get the draw they crave.

Great Britain 1-1 Uruguay