FA presses for British women’s soccer team at Tokyo Olympics
The Football Association, the governing body for soccer in England, wants to have a women’s soccer team represent Great Britain at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The UK did not enter a men’s or women’s team in last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because the four national soccer bodies (The FA, Scottish Football Association, Football Association of Wales and the Irish Football Association) could not reach an agreement.
FA chief executive Martin Glenn told BBC Sport: "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.
"We were very disappointed that for the Brazil Olympics we couldn't put in a British team because, for women's football, Olympic tournaments are disproportionately important compared to men's football."
Both the SFA and IFA have previously said they would not support the plans as it could affect their independent status with Fifa, soccer’s international governing body.
However, in April, Jonathan Ford, chief executive of the Football Association of Wales, said he could see the "merits" of a British women's soccer team taking part in the Olympics.
Team GB entered men's and women's teams in the soccer competitions at the London 2012 Olympics.