Four nations plan comp but no England
Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have agreed to take part in a Four Nations Tournament which could become part of the football calendar from 2011. The Scottish Football Association revealed discussions earlier this week with their Welsh, Northern Irish and Republic counterparts had been productive. Fixtures already in place for the next two-and-a-half years prevented the tournament being added to the international schedule in the near future. However plans to play Four Nations matches in February and May in future seasons were given the go-ahead, with the games in each campaign to be played in the same country and moved between the nations on a rotational tournament-by-tournament basis.