THE TOKYO OLYMPICS will see Nice Britain area a ladies’s soccer crew this summer time, however there might be NO males’s facet.
Workforce GB will area a ladies’s facet on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo this summer timeCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
However for the second Olympic Video games working, there be NO males’s crew taking part in for GB.
Why is there no Nice Britain males’s soccer crew on the Olympics?
When London received the rights to carry the Olympics in 2012, Nice Britain instantly started plans to enter a males’s crew for the video games.
The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish FA, nevertheless, expressed doubts over participating over fears they’d lose their House Nations standing which had been established by Fifa.
Fifa president on the time Sepp Blatter assured all 4 nations that their individuality wouldn’t be misplaced, regardless of combining to create Workforce GB for the Olympics.
A compromise was reached and solely English and Welsh gamers took half for Workforce GB in London.
Plans had been put ahead for a crew to be created for the Rio Olympics in 2016, however they had been as soon as once more rejected by the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish associations.
And subsequently, no efforts had been made for a males’s crew to enter the Tokyo video games.
Ryan Giggs captained the boys’s Workforce GB facet on the 2012 OlympicsCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
However Workforce GB Chef de Mission Mark England says that potential success from the ladies’s crew could spark up a revival for the boys’s facet.
He stated: “I’d completely like to take a males’s soccer crew to the Olympic Video games.
“I feel the experiences that the ladies have had by way of the house nation FAs hopefully might be that constructive step and impetus for an open dialogue on males’s groups sooner or later.
“Clearly the power now that we are able to see in ladies’s soccer (means) we would be very upset if, in France in Paris in 2024 and on to Los Angeles in 2028, we weren’t fielding aggressive groups throughout all sports activities however particularly aggressive groups in soccer as properly.”
Nonetheless, even when the 4 soccer associations had agreed to a Workforce GB males’s facet, they’d not have certified for the Olympics this yr.
The ladies certified for the Olympic Video games by advantage of England’s run to the semi-final of the 2019 Ladies’s World Cup.
Nonetheless, qualification for the boys’s match was determined by efficiency within the 2019 Underneath-21 European Championship.
Because of their runs to the semi-finals of that competitors, France, Romania, Germany and Spain are Uefa’s representatives on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo.
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