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Women's Football Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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do not take seriously all what say Gianlu , he is under the marijuana effect 

 

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2 minutes ago, bestmen said:

Yeah Chris froome was born in Kenya , Wiggins in Belgium ..all the world is éligible to represent GBR why not Scotish 

 

 

 

 

Chris Froome's dad is from Gloucestershire in England, while his mother is also of British descent so yes he's fully qualified to compete for GB. As for Wiggins he was only born in Belgium because his dad was a pro cyclist and lived there to be close to his team. His English mum took him home to GB when she separated from his father a few years later and he's lived there almost his entire life.

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4 minutes ago, Nickyc707 said:

Chris Froome's dad is from Gloucestershire in England, while his mother is also of British descent so yes he's fully qualified to compete for GB. As for Wiggins he was only born in Belgium because his dad was a pro cyclist and lived there to be close to his team. His English mum took him home to GB when she separated from his father a few years later and he's lived there almost his entire life.

There is something kind of deliciously ironic about an Algerian complaining about another country having too many foreign born citizens on their team...

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you could be one naturalized user just like your athletes :lol: 

 

 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, EselTheDonkey said:

 

The difference is, that the British federations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) came to an agreement regarding the women but not regarding the men.

Thought so. Thanks!

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Kenya was a part of the British Empire. Froome is like the last living proof in pro sports that colonialism was actually a thing.

 

Btw, why are we talking Froome in a football thread? :lol:

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34 minutes ago, Nickyc707 said:

The same situation applies in hockey and rugby sevens where one of the home nations is nominated to qualify on behalf of Great Britain who then select from all the home nations if successful.

Very confusing system. GB countries are acting like independent ones not only in sports but also in many other areas.

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It happens all the time in events where the "home nations" enter as separate teams. Scotland is only eligible to represent GB in curling as well. If you look at Olympic history, GB hasn't done so good in team sports other than football (when entering) and some of the classic team sports at this stage are non-existent in GB at world class level (minus field hockey). You ain't gonna see GB qualify in handball, volleyball or basketball whatsoever. These sports are DOA in the UK.

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59 minutes ago, ChandlerMne said:

Very confusing system. GB countries are acting like independent ones not only in sports but also in many other areas.

There are more and more differences now with devolved governments using their powers in innovative ways! For example university is free in Scotland, £3000 in Wales and £9000 in England a year! Since every sport also has a commonwealth level organisation for each nation, the 2 tier system already exists in many sports.

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2 hours ago, ChandlerMne said:

Very confusing system. GB countries are acting like independent ones not only in sports but also in many other areas.

As the IOC president pointed out at the 2012 Olympics the UK was the birthplace of modern sport with many of the sports either invented or codified in the country in the nineteenth century. Often the first international matches in many sports were between the home nations and they individually formed part of the inaugural international bodies, e.g. football. The presence of the home nations in Olympic team sports like football, hockey and rugby reflects that. 

 

From the perspective of other countries it actually benefits them as GB has to try and qualify with teams weakened by the absence of players from the home nations that haven't been nominated for this purpose. GB only get to put out a full strength team once they've actually qualified, although this had now changed with hockey as someone mentioned earlier in the thread.

 

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