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Captain Aaron Ramsey has said he would turn his back on playing for Great Britain at the Olympics if he felt it would affect Wales' standing as an independent football nation. This is your new blog post. Click here and start typing, or drag in elements from the top bar.
The Arsenal midfielder and Tottenham winger Gareth Bale have been pictured posing in the blue Team GB supporters' shirt, and both players have spoken of their desire to be involved in coach Stuart Pearce's squad for the Games.

The Football Association of Wales, and their Scottish and Irish counterparts, do not want their players to be selected as they fear it may lead to a loss of their independent status with Fifa, although they would have no legal basis on which to prevent the players being involved.

Welsh supporters' groups have also voiced their disapproval at the players being used to promote the shirt.

But Ramsey, who along with Bale was today named in Gary Speed's squad for the friendly against Norway, has moved to reassure fans he would not turn out in London next year if it were harmful to Welsh identity on the international stage.

The 20-year-old posted on his official Twitter feed: ''Relax everyone, there is absolutely no way I would play in the Olympic team if it was going to affect Wales identity as an individual nation!''

 



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