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Boyce doubts Team GB football future

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Britain's FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has poured cold water on calls by the Olympics minister for a Team GB football side to play in all future Games.

Hugh Robertson says London 2012 should not be a one-off but should be a launchpad for British Olympic football teams. But Boyce pointed out there are issues concerning Olympic qualification - currently the European Under-21 Championship is used as a qualifying tournament and England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all play in it separately.

Boyce told the Press Association: "To the best of my knowledge it was made abundantly clear that a Great Britain team would be playing soccer at London 2012 purely because the Games were being staged in this country."

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