British Olympic chiefs are already convinced that football has a long-term future in their Games planning.
Both sides were in action in friendlies on Saturday (AEST) as the men were beaten by
That presently seems unlikely with associations and leading clubs likely to have objections, but the
Team GB deputy chef de mission Sir
"I thought it was a great shame in
"We saw [
"Now I see both teams here and even more think that is the right approach, regardless of what actually happens in the tournament.
"But I hope we do really well in this tournament. I think both teams have got a good chance of going all the way. That would be great for football."
The BOA accepts there has been much scepticism surrounding the inclusion of a football team but it is in no doubt the players involved have fully embraced the concept.
Defender James Meredith has made it third time lucky for Australians at Wembley this season by helping Bradford City jump into League One with a 3-0 play-off final win over Northampton Town.