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Great Britain National Football Team


If the British government and Olympic Committee have their way, a Great Britain national team will take part in the 2012 London Olympics.

Of course, that would leave the the Football Associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland susceptible to any move by FIFA to reduce British influence on the world game, for example, in the International Football Association Board that controls the Laws of The Game, or to remove their separate status within FIFA.

Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister, is quoted as saying “”Who on earth would really want to jeopardise or sacrifice the future of Scotland as an international football country so we could have a couple of players in an under-23 team in four years’ time?”.

On the other hand, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland do not have separate representation in most other sports, including at the Olympic Games itself.

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