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Ultimate Great Britain XI: Arsenal Star Among Welsh Contingent, Liverpool Well Represented

A Scot captains a predominantly English dream team, which features players from Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Real Madrid.

SEE ALSO: Roy Hodgson names interesting 22-man England squad for September internationals.

International football is back. All four UK nations are in action this next month.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are all feeling cautiously optimistic. The new 24-team European Championship format has given them a great chance to end their long respective waits for a trip to a major tournament.

England fans are feeling less positive about their team, following a very poor 2014 World Cup and the recent retirements of three of the golden generation – Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

Realistically, it is highly unlikely that any of the home nations are going to win a big tournament in the foreseeable future.

Individually, there is simply not enough talent to compete with Europe’s elite and the rest of the world’s big guns.

However, would a combined UK squad have the potential to challenge for top prizes?

We know that a tokenistic Team GB entry flopped at the 2012 Olympics, but what if we really went for it?

We reckon the ideal starting XI would look something like this:

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart – England – Manchester City

England’s best keeper since David Seaman.

Joe Hart Manchester City

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