Coach Hope Powell hopes Great Britain's women's football team will participate in future Olympics after seeing their hopes of medal glory in 2012 ended at the quarter-final stage by Canada.

Goals from Jonelle Filigno and Christine Sinclair earned Canada a 2-0 win in front of 28,000 fans at the City of Coventry Stadium. The GB women's and men's teams took part in the current Games after qualifying by being the host country but Powell wants her side to taste the same stage in 2016 in Brazil.

She said: "For myself and the players this has been an incredible experience and, if we get the opportunity again, I would give it the thumbs up. I am not a decision-maker but, if it is just the women's team that get the chance to go into the next Olympics, I would take it."

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