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Remember, it’s Great Britain, not England that we should be falling behind in football right now.

This is because the Olympics are underway so everyone in the country needs to support the GB team over the next few weeks.

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They got off to a perfect start in their Olympic campaign on Wednesday

England’s women’s football team may be heavy, but their 2-0 victory in their Olympics opener against Chile showed it was a team effort between all the original nations.

Ellen White’s brace sealed the victory, but Chelsea boss Emma Hayes especially praised Scottish midfielder duo Kim Little and Caroline Weir.

“I thought the performance was solid,” Hayes told talkSPORT. “They started off brilliantly, good energy, good intensity. I felt Great Britain looked strong in midfield.

“The two Scottish girls have really improved Great Britain and I think that’s why they are contenders.

“Kim Little is a wonderful soccer player and Caroline Weir also brings a lot to this team, so let’s hope she progresses as far as she can.”

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Little is an Arsenal captain

While Weir plies his trade at Manchester City

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While Weir plies his trade at Manchester City

The women’s tournament got off to a shocking start as the United States were dealt a 3-0 humiliation by Sweden.

But this result did not surprise Hayes, who issued a warning to the world champions.

“I was not surprised that Sweden won,” added Hayes. “I think America quickly realizes that the European leagues are ready to beat them. I think it’s important for women’s football that someone else wins the Olympics.

“Maybe Sweden will. Sweden or Britain potentially.

The best result that Great Britain has achieved in women's football is the quarter-finals, which were achieved in London 2012

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The best result that Great Britain has achieved in women’s football is the quarter-finals, which were achieved in London 2012

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