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June 20, 2011 02h45PM {data}2011-06-20{/data}{hora}14:45{/hora}

James Morrison of Scotland. . Photo: Getty Images

James Morrison of Scotland.
Photo: Getty Images

The Scottish Football Association confirmed this Monday their rejection to participate in the football team for Great Britain during the 2012 London Olympic games, informed this Monday its secretary general, Stewart Regan.

The Brittish Olympic Association (BOA), planned on creating a united football team for the Olympic Games, something that has not occurred since 1947, the last time a British team disputed a game (not official).

For their part, the English and North Irish federations accepted participation, while Scotland and Wales refused, which resulted in the addition of Ulster.

The director of the BOA, Andy Hunt, affirmed recently that his "total optimism" regarding the creation of said team with players of the four countries, But Regan, of English origin, rejected that idea this Monday on the official internet site of the SFA.

"Our position remains. We reject participation in Team GB," he assured.

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