England boss Sam Allardyce feels that the Olympics is so important that it would be a shame if Team GB did not send another football team.

There were no Team GB teams at the 2016 Olympics football tournament in Rio but England boss Sam Allardyce hopes that changes in the future (England 20/1 – World Cup 2018 Outright).

At London 2012, Team GB entered both men’s and women’s teams but home nations associations stated that that was to support the host nation.

Allardyce was asked by the BBC if he feels it is a shame there is no Team GB involvement in either the men’s or women’s football tournaments at the 2016 Olympics, and he feels it is a situation that could be reviewed in the near future.

He said: “I think it’s a fantastic venue, once every four years and to turn it down is a great shame.”

He added: “When you see the delight on Justin Rose’s face when he won the gold medal in golf it shows what it all means.

“It’s something we may look at in the future and try to compete in.”

Allardyce is currently preparing for his first match in charge of the Three Lions, a World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia in September.

England have been drawn in Group F for their qualification campaign alongside Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta.

Allardyce’s men are 1/3 to top their qualification group, Slovakia can be backed at 11/2 and Scotland are 8/1.

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