football politics

GB Olympic side still in doubt despite assurances

November 12, 2008
By Soccernet staff
The prospect of a British football team competing in the London 2012 Olympics appears no closer despite fresh assurances from FIFA over the independence of the four home nations.

Jim Murphy, Secretary of State for Scotland, was told by officials from football's world governing body this week that a united British Olympic team would in no way impact on the privileges enjoyed by the four British associations as FIFA members.

Labour minister Murphy presented the FIFA pledge as ...

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