Great Britain will not be represented by a men’s football team at the Tokyo Olympics.
Team GB will have a women’s team going for gold at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. However, Great Britain’s absence in the men’s football competition continues as they have not named a squad for the 2021 Olympics. Leeds United strikerPatrick Bamford
hopes this situation changes ahead of the Paris Olympics.
The 27-year-old told the Olympics’official website
"You know, it's still in the future and obviously there's still discussions to be had between all the home nations.
"It's the only chance I would get to go to an Olympics and there are not many people who can say they've represented Great Britain at the Olympics.
"So 100 per cent, that would be something I'd love to do, and hopefully it gets worked out."
He added: "I did actually go to the Olympics – I watched when Usain Bolt won his 100 metre final, I was in the stadium for that. So that was quite a spectacle.
"I actually love watching the Olympics, just random sports that normally on a day-to-day basis, I would never find myself watching, but somehow become really, really involved in - like the gymnastics, for instance."
Bamford will look forward to starting a new season under Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United. The Peacocks will start their new Premier League campaign with a match against Manchester United on August 14.