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Meanwhile, Joleon Lescott reveals an England wake up call-up makes him a happy chappy, as Rory McIlroy draws the plaudits and Sammy Ameobi is made to wait for his food

Sunday night's Olympic closing ceremony signalled the end of London 2012 and although Team GB failed to grasp success in the football, the overall medal count surpassed that of many people's expectations.

Members of the football community, from the UK and abroad, took to Twitter to express their pride at London's efforts...


"One of the Greatest Olympics I've seen. Already looking forward 2 Brazil 2016 #London2012 #RiodeJaneiro2016"

Nigel de Jong, of the Netherlands, who did not compete in the football at the Olympics, labels the 2012 Games as one of the best ever while looking ahead to Rio in four years time.


"What a way to end an unbelievable two weeks!!#London2012Olympics #proudtobebritish #ClosingCeremony"

Team GB forward Marvin Sordell seems to have had a good time despite Stuart Pearce's side's disappointing penalty-shootout exit as he enjoys the final scenes.


"Really proud to be living in britain. What a show and what a performance from #TeamGB from a proud Dane"

Son of Great Dane Peter, Kasper Schmeichel also expresses pride at the London show.


"Anyways bedtime! Incredible Olympics. If that didn't inspire the next generation I don't know what will! Amazing! Well done TeamGB!!"

Hull City winger Sone Aluko's tweet is music to Olympic organisers' ears as he insists Team GB's incredible medal haul will inspire a generation.


"While everyone has been enjoying the closing ceremony, Rory McIlroy has been busy winning another Major!! Absolutely fantastic……!!"

Aaron Hughes, however, was instead focusing on the golf, with fellow Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy winning the US PGA Tour yesterday.


"Congrats to @McIlroyRory . Well done Rory 2nd major. Amazing. The cream always rises to the top."

As did Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given.


"Was happy to be woken up by my phone this morning, phone call to say I've been called up to the England squad for Wednesday's game."

Joleon Lescott gets a pleasant wake-up call from England boss Roy Hodgson, as England prepare for World Cup qualifiers with a friendly against Italy in Switzerland on Wednesday.


"Frustrates me when people stop at drive throughs and decide to engage in full on conversation with the person serving!#getyourfoodandbounce"

With the start of the Premier League just around the corner Sammy Ameobi is fully focused on breaking into the first team at Newcastle. However it seemed he had more important things to think about when he was made to wait for some food. Poor chap.

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