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Ramsey wants nation to get behind GB
8:20am Monday 16th July 2012 in Sport
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has urged Wales supporters to get behind all the players in the Great Britain football team when they travel to Cardiff in the Olympics next month.
Ramsey is one of a five-strong contingent of Welsh players in Stuart Pearce's squad for the Games, with Ryan Giggs captain of a party that also includes Craig Bellamy and Neil Taylor and Joe Allen.
The inclusion of Wales internationals has been met with some resistance by the Welsh FA, who are worried that FIFA and UEFA might try to force the four home nations to play as one country at any future international tournaments.
But Gunners youngster Ramsey has no fears over the home fans embracing the Wales internationals when Team GB meet Uruguay at a sold-out Millennium Stadium on August 1.
The 21-year-old hopes the Red Dragon supporters are just as accommodating to the English players that make up the backbone of Pearce's party.
“We’re being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said the Arsenal midfielder who is also captain of Wales. “One too good to turn down and we all want to be remembered for the part we play.
“I hope all our home fans will come together for this occasion.”