Football Association confirm there will be no men's Great Britain football team at Olympics in Rio

Last Updated: 09/10/12 12:27pm

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Alex Horne: Says there will not be a Great Britain men's team at the next Games

Alex Horne: Says there will not be a Great Britain men's team at the next Games

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Football Association general secretary Alex Horne has confirmed there will be no men's Great Britain football team at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

A British men's side competed at the London Games in the summer for the first time since 1960, with the largely youthful side, coached by Stuart Pearce, exiting at the quarter-final stage to South Korea.

The formation of the team was met with opposition from some parties amid fears a joint team could jeopardise the independent status of the four Home Associations.

Taking that into respect, Horne says there is unlikely to be a men's team representing Great Britain at future Olympics.

He told Sky Sports: "We fought hard to get a team representing Great Britain when the Games was based here in London, but I don't see us repeating that for the men's team in Rio."

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