But no threat to individual home nations as yet…
The English FA has said it will enter both individual British teams for both men and women for the Brazil 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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However, this pledge to put forward for qualification both male and female u-23 team has caused a fierce backlash from the Welsh FA (FAW) who claim they have not been consulted, reports the Guardian.
The controversy comes as Team GB was only believed to be a concept to be used during the London 2012 Olympics to capitalise on the home status of the competition and unify the home nations for the event.
However, former FA general secretary Alex Horne is said to have informed the associations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that the English FA is intending to enter a team GB for Rio.
And this has proved controversial after Horne himself had said after London that the FA would not enter a mens team at Rio but would keep the option open for women.
The decision over a unified team supersedes the governing bodies of the home nations with the English FA making the finally decision over whether to enter a British team.
There is, however, no threat of total unification with FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirming there was no risk to the independence of the home nations.