England and Wales clashed in the World Cup. A question in the air is why countries should not play together like the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is a political union consisting of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Great Britain is an island consisting of England, Scotland and Wales, i.e., one is a country of four nations and the other is a territory in which they are located.
Before FIFA existed, in the 19th century, England and Scotland were already two major powers and rivals in football. The two countries, and all the others that make up Great Britain, have always had their own choice, and therefore, Queen Elizabeth II It decided to stick to the tradition of teams and allowed them to compete individually in the World Cup.
The situation is different when it comes to the Olympics. As a matter of etiquette, the Royal Family decided that all those who were part of the territories associated with the British Crown would compete as Great Britain (GBR), known as Team GB.
Olympic athletes must be from different parts of the United Kingdom and not necessarily from countries within Great Britain, such as Northern Ireland and the Isles of Man and Channel, which are located in the United Kingdom and have no connection with the GBR.
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