Tokyo Olympics to get underway later this month
The Tokyo Olympics will start later this month with the opening ceremony happening on Friday, July 23rd.
With the video games getting underway quickly, these eyeing up their footballing repair now Euro 2020 is over will little doubt flip their attentions to the soccer, with each women and men’s groups competing at this summer season’s video games.
Staff GB, although, won’t have a male footballing facet this yr.
Why is there no Staff GB males’s soccer crew at Tokyo 2021?
The explanation for this stems again to 2012, when the video games had been hosted in London.
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.
Nonetheless, the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish FAs expressed doubts over collaborating over fears they might lose their Residence Nations standing which had been established by FIFA.
In the long run, a compromise was reached, and solely English and Welsh gamers took half for Staff GB in London.
Staff GB then seemed to enter a male soccer crew in 2016, however this time all of Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire rejected the proposal.
And, because of this, no effort was made for a male crew for use this summer season.
Staff GB’s ladies’s crew
There’ll, nevertheless, be a feminine Staff GB facet in Tokyo this summer season.
Staff GB have been drawn in Group E of the event, alongside Japan, Canada and Chile.
They are going to play their first match vs Chile on Wednesday, July 21st. Staff GB then tackle Japan on July 24th, with their last group conflict happening on Tuesday, July 27th.
Staff GB’s full squad for the Olympics will be seen beneath:
Congrats to all the chosen gamers. It’s good to have Olympic soccer again.
— Staff GB (@TeamGB) Could 27, 2021