Manchester City defender Micah Richards has revealed the men's and women's football teams are driving themselves to gold medal glory.

He divulged team-mate Daniel Sturridge, the Chelsea striker, had been contacting women's central defender Eniola Aluko.

Richards said: "I think Studg has got Aluko's pin. He has been texting her saying, 'Whatever you can do, we can do better.' We're all in on it.

"The women's team have been together a long time and you can see that from the way they have gelled.

"It looks like they are going to be winners, but there is no reason why we can't win our next game as well. We have bonded well and are fighting for each other."