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PM Brown backs Home Nations tournament

Gordon Brown today gave his support to calls for a one-off Home Nations tournament next year, after England's exit from Euro 2008.

The Prime Minister said it was desperately disappointing that there will be no British teams at next summer's European Championship.

"In some cases, that's down to bad luck. In some, it's bad results," he said.

"We have the Olympics to look forward to next summer. I know every football fan in Britain was looking forward to a summer of football next year, so it's very disappointing.

"I know some people have called for a one-off revival next year of the home internationals.

"That's something for the football associations and clubs to consider. I would certainly enjoy that.

"I have got great memories from the 60s and 70s. But that is a decision for the football associations and clubs."

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