Team GB (also in football)

London 2012 mascot

 

 

Team GB will take part in the football tournament during the London 2012 Olympics.  Former footballer and ex-Manchester City coach Stuart Pearce will be the head coach of the men’s side.

 

Welsh star Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) has been chosen by sponsor adidas™ to model the Team GB supporter shirt. 

 

Team GB supporter shirt by adidas™. The actual kit is to be released in 2012.

 

 

According to the BBC the Football Association of Wales opposes its players featuring for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.  On the same note, The Telegraph reports the Welsh FA, along with their Scottish and Northern Irish counterparts, are fearful that if Team GB compete at the summer Olympics with players from all four nations, FIFA could force them into always competing as one team.

 

Great Britain will enter a men’s football team for the first time since Games of the XVII Olympiad (the Rome 1960 Olympics).

November 1st, 2011.

TRC

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