GB Olympic football team no threat to separate status, says Infantino

GB Olympic football team no threat to separate status, says Infantino

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GB Olympic football team no threat to separate status, says Infantino
• Fifa’s Gianni Infantino says teams would not jeopardise ‘150 years of history’
• One-off GB teams competed at London 2012 but no sides in Rio

A Team GB Olympics football side would not endanger the four home nations’ independent status in the eyes of the Fifa president, Gianni Infantino.

The head of the sport’s global governing body has allayed fears England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland could have their individual identities revoked if the four countries were to unite to re-establish a men’s and women’s team for Olympic tournaments.

Related: World Cup could expand to 48 teams, Fifa’s Gianni Infantino suggests

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