Team GB football captain Ryan Giggs hopes he will not be the last British player to lead a side out at the Olympics.
The London Olympics will be the first time Team GB have competed in the men's football competition since 1960.
Manchester United midfielder Giggs, 38, sees no reason why 2012 should be the last Games at which Team GB goes for gold.
He said: "The different FAs may have opposed it, but people who I have met face to face have been nothing but positive.
"I am not a politician, but from what I have experienced, I just hope fellow British footballers can experience what I have."
Giggs added: "I hope it is not a one off and that in future Olympics there will be more Great Britain teams.
"Both Craig and I are Welsh and proud of it, but for me it was a chance I could not turn down, of playing in the biggest sporting event in the world."
Stuart Pearce, Team GB and England Under-21 team manager is pleased with their progress saying: "As a group we have gelled fantastically well, I am really pleased with the way they have come together, which has been quicker than I thought.
"I set teams up to try to win the tournament with the best players I have available.
"A partial success as well would be all of these players going back to their clubs saying what a fantastic experience they had."