The American women's team are the reigning world champions and four-time winners of the Olympic tournament and will start as favourites in Tokyo, with Rio 2016 winners Germany failing to qualify. Team GB women have drawn 2016 bronze medallists Canada, Chile and hosts Japan. Making only their second Olympic tournament appearance, Team GB will be led by England's interim coach Hege Riise.
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Agnelli, who is the chairman of Italian soccer team Juventus, is blaming the intervention of politicians for the effort's downfall.European headlines have been dominated by the Super League story this week, after twelve leading teams from England, Italy, and Spain announced the breakaway league on Sunday. Intense criticism from fans and politicians followed. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had threatened legislation to stop it.Asked whether the project could still happen following the departures, Agnelli told Reuters: "To be frank and honest no, evidently that is not the case."He says he remains convinced that European football needs change, and has no regrets about the failed attempt.