Scotland opposed to British soccer team in 2016 Rio Olympics

Scotland have followed Wales in voicing opposition to a combined British soccer team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Scotland opposed to British soccer team in 2016 Rio Olympics

London: Scotland have followed Wales in voicing opposition to a combined British soccer team for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) said on Tuesday the English FA had confirmed its desire to send a team to Brazil.

"We have been consistently clear in our opposition to Team GB," a Scottish FA spokesperson was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Scotland`s stance follows that of Wales who expressed their disquiet on Tuesday.

At London 2012 Britain fielded a unified soccer team managed by the FA, after a 52-year absence, although at the time it was seen as a one-off move to mark the home Games.

Debate has raged over a British soccer team, with the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish FAs concerned that agreeing to unite for the Olympics would jeapordise their independent status within soccer`s world governing body FIFA.

Several Welsh and Scottish players played at London 2012 without the blessing of their FAs.

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