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The political problems at the heart of Team’s GB Olympic football team

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all less than enthused by the prospect of a combined team leaving the newly-appointed interim coach of England with plenty to puzzle over

Tuesday 16 March 2021 15:03 GMT
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England coach Hege Riise
England coach Hege Riise (The FA via Getty Images)

There are easier things to deal with on your first day in a new job than a healthy bout of Home Nations politics.

But that’s what’s in Hege Riise’s in-tray after she was confirmed as head coach of Great Britain’s women’s football team for the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

England secured Team GB’s place with their performance at the 2019 World Cup and the FA have confirmed the Lionesses’ interim coach as the person in charge for the tournament.

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