West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame had the honour of captaining Senegal in their opening London 2012 Olympic Games match against hosts Great Britain.
Diame wore the armband as the African nation came from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw with Team GB at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Former Hammers striker Craig Bellamy put Team GB - coached by another ex-West Ham player in Stuart Pearce - ahead before half-time with a bouncing volley.
Bellamy could later have been awarded a penalty when he appeared to be fouled inside the Senegal box, but no spot-kick was given.
However, just when it looked like Pearce, Bellamy and unused substitute James Tomkins would have a victory to celebrate, Moussa Konate popped up with an 82nd-minute equaliser.
Earlier in the day, Uruguay came from behind to beat United Arab Emirates 2-1 in the other Group A fixture, while Spain were upset 1-0 by Japan in Group D and Brazil held on to beat Egypt 3-2 in Group C.
Team GB return to action on Sunday, when they face United Arab Emirates at Wembley at 8pm, whiile Diame's Senegal take on Uruguay earlier the same day at the Home of Football.