. Welsh and Scottish FA claim they were not consulted . Players may have the final say over their own participation The ink had dried near a watershed agreement that men and women to ensure Britain football team at the Olympics next year before civil war broke out with England under bad enemy fire in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. minutes of Tuesday's announcement that players from the four countries were eligible for selection by a team of London 2012 Great Britain, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland from the point AF firearms both the FA and the British Olympic Association. When Andy Hunt, Executive Director of the Board of Auditors, said: "a historic agreement" had come to the race began to struggle against the more vehemently. Phil Pritchard, president of the Welsh FA, was one of those angered by the announcement of something that the English Football Association has long supported, but in spite of the Olympic football games is scheduled for Millennium Stadium and Hampden Park, their home country Peers constantly resisted.
Footballbrokers in Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast, are still opposed to the GB team for fear of harming their autonomy in FIFA, despite repeated assurances to the contrary of governing body of the game world. aa "No discussions with any of us, let alone a historic agreement was reached," said in a joint statement. "The football associations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland reaffirm our opposition to collective participation in Team GB at the 2012 Olympics in London, against the press release issued by the Council of auditors. "We have always been clear in explaining the reason for our position, primarily to protect the identity of each national association. With this in mind, we can not officially endorse or approve approach was proposed by the Football Association. " In addition, FA officials are surprised by the private virulence led to the Great Britain team, especially because they have letters from countries other sources reluctantly accepted the inevitable creation. The suspicion is that the fury of current can be mainly on the use of the boa of "historic agreement".
In fact, many non-English British players of both sexes, can jump to a rare opportunity to participate in a major tournament. Now it will be for individuals to decide whether they want to compete in the face of fierce disapproval by the associations of origin. Considerable interest is sure to turn around the decision by 40 million pounds of value Welshman Gareth Bale Tottenham.
Jim Boyce, FIFA, the British vice-president and former president of the Irish Football Association, Northern Irish players said they would be discouraged from accepting all invitations. "People will not change their minds," he said.
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