Guardian refers to Team GB as England in Tokyo 2020 football coverage
The Guardian has referred to Team GB as England in the coverage of a football match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The London-based liberal newspaper made the error as the women’s team played Chile in its victorious opening match of the tournament.
They comfortably beat the Chileans 2-0, with Manchester City striker Ellen White scoring either side of the break to put her team in the driving seat in Group E.
The Team GB squad is made up of 19 England players, as well as Kim Little and Caroline Weir from Scotland and Sophie Ingle from Wales.
At 8:47am on the live blog the Guardian posted: “England win a corner. The referee seems very keen on stamping out set-piece-based penalty-area shenanigans, and has a chat with Francisca Lara before she lets the corner be taken, which the Chile defender seems to think is quite funny. The corner is cleared when it eventually comes in.”
The post was updated at 9:03am to say: “Team GB win a corner”.
Dan Roberts said: “I see the Guardian’s coverage of Team GB is going as expected #NoTeamGB #CymruAmByth
— Dan Roberts (@danroberts11) July 21, 2021