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FA Planning To Send British Women's Team To Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The English FA "plans to put together a British women's team for the Tokyo Olympics" in '20, according to the BBC. Great Britain did not field a team in Rio last summer because the four home nation FAs "could not come to an agreement." But FA CEO Martin Glenn said that talks have taken place "about entering a team in three years' time." He said, "They're not going to actively support us, but they're not going to stand in the way. We've worked really hard with the other home nations to get them behind the idea that a British team would be good for football both in England but also in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland." England's FA put forward the idea of sending Great Britain teams to the 2016 Olympics, but FIFA said that it "would need the agreement of all the ruling bodies" (BBC, 8/10).