Beckham not part of Team GB Olympics squad

Stuart Pearce has opted against taking former England captain David Beckham to the Olympic games.

Reports have confirmed that the Team Great Britain football coach has chosen to take Craig Bellamy, Ryan Giggs and Micah Richards as his three allocated players that are over the age threshold.

It was thought that Beckham would be apart of the Team GB set up after he was so prominent in the initial Olympic bid, helping to secure the games for London 2012.

The L.A. Galaxy player has already spoken about the squad, he said: “Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me. So I would have been honored to have been part of this. Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supported of the team than me. I will be hoping they can win gold.”

Pearce had flown out to Los Angeles to see Beckham play for his MLS side but has said all along that he would pick based on form and not reputation.

The former Manchester United midfielder has played 115 times for England, captaining them for a large portion of those games, he has also scored 17 times – the majority of which from his trademark free kick. But with this latest exclusion it would appear the sun is setting on the 37-year-old’s illustrious international career.

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