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IN THE event of the Scottish electorate choosing to vote No in next year’s referendum, I wonder how long Scotland’s football authorities will continue to convince Fifa that the country should play as a separate nation in international football.

It seems unlikely that a country, having been offered the opportunity to become independent, and having rejected that offer out of hand, would be sufficiently respected in international football circles as to be permitted to behave in the future as if it were an independent state.

This would be unlikely to bother the English, given that they would no doubt provide the bulk of a GB football team. But it would be something of an own goal for Scottish football.

And the sad thing is, we would probably drag Wales and Northern Ireland down with us.

Keith Halley

Newbattle Abbey Crescent

Dalkeith, Midlothian