Great Britain will not enter football teams at the Rio 2016 Olympics
The FA has announced they will not enter Great Britain teams for the men’s and women’s Rio 2016 Olympic football tournaments.
The English FA reveal that they were met with resistance after telling Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland their intentions to enter Great Britain teams for Rio 2016. All four home nations needed to agree before the plan could be ratified.
At the London 2012 Olympics, Team GB were allowed to enter football teams as they were hosts of the tournament. The exposure of the global tournament gave the women’s game in England a huge boost.
Team GB women’s football record at London 2012
Great Britain 1 – 0 New Zealand
Attendance: 24,445 (Cardiff)
Great Britain 3 – 0 Cameroon
Great Britain 1 – 0 Brazil (London)
Great Britain 0 – 2 Canada (Coventry)
The USA went on to win the Gold medal, Japan came second and Canada came third.
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