Odd footy rule means Scotland should lose to England for Team GB to achieve Olympics
The Lionesses tackle the Scots of their closing match of Group A. Sarina Wiegman’s aspect saved the UK’s hopes of sending a Team GB aspect to the Olympics alive once they got here from 2-0 down to beat the Netherlands 3-2 at Wembley Stadium.
However, as optimistic because the efficiency was, it has left England and Scotland in a reasonably odd predicament on the subject of their participation within the video games subsequent summer time. A heavy victory for the European champions would truly profit Scottish gamers who’ve their eye on representing Britain in Paris.
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The Lionesses are at present second in Group A, whereas Scotland have already been relegated having solely strung collectively two factors out of a doable 15. England are stage on factors with the Netherlands, who’re solely above the World Cup finalists because of a slightly superior purpose distinction.
If Holland overcome Belgium of their closing match, then England might want to higher the Netherlands’ rating by a minimum of 4 objectives if they’re to complete above the Dutch. However, England solely have to beat Scotland to make sure a Team GB workforce is shipped to the video games.
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This is as a result of the highest two groups within the Nations League will qualify for the competitors. With England being the nominated nation from Great Britain, they should attain the ultimate of the competitors, which will probably be performed in 2024, to safe their sport.
Predictably, this unusual state of affairs raised questions on Scotland benefiting from a loss to the Auld enemy. However, Scottish captain and Aston Villa ace Rachel Corsie blasted these suggesting the Scots could take it simple on England.
“A lot of people outside have spoken about it, and truthfully I think it is so disrespectful,” Corsie mentioned in a press convention. “To have played for my country for as many years as I have – to know the girls that sit in there, the ones that want to be here, the ones who can’t be here through injury – I think it is absolutely outrageous to question anyone’s integrity and I think it is a huge insult to us.”
She added: “I understand why the question is being asked, but for us, the motivation is playing for your country. It’s difficult to understand that if you’ve never experienced it but when you have, you don’t need extra motivation. It is absolutely the pinnacle of the sport to represent your nation so that will absolutely be the motivation tomorrow, to be pulling on the Scotland jersey.”