The issue within FIFA has naff all to do with teams competing in tournaments, it is all to do with the 4 seats and effective block the home nations can exert on any rule changes, via the international football association board.
It is this that the home nations are so desperate to protect and FIFA so (quietly) keen to change. For me in this day and age it is wrong that the FA, SFA, FAW and IFA continue to exert this influence over what is clearly a global game. Why should we have more say than Germany, Spain, Italy, Argentina etc?
Longsiders is spot on imo. FIFA might well sanction Celtic playing in England because it weakens the case for the four home nations having individual FAs and 4 reps on the world governing body. A GB Olympic team, Scottish and Welsh clubs playing in England, fine by FIFA, but I can see where this is leading. If the Scottish and English FAs go with this proposal (assuming it's a serious attempt by Celtic to play in England) they could be signing their own death warrants as individual governing bodies, they can't have it both ways.
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