Former England captain, David Beckham has revealed that he has been left out of the Team Great Britain Olympic football squad.
The former England captain had been included in coach Stuart Pearce’s 35-man shortlist, and was expected to be named in the final squad of 18 as one of three over-age players for the London games in July and August.
Beckham said, “Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me, so I would have been honoured to have been part of this unique Team GB squad”.
“Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me. And like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold”.
Craig Bellamy has already confirmed his place in Pearce’s plans and fellow Welshman Ryan Giggs is also reportedly set to be involved. Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole and Manchester City’s Micah Richards have also been linked after both missed out on a place in England’s squad for Euro 2012.
The 37 year old, who was a former Manchester United star and also played for Real Madrid is currently playing in the MLS for LA Galaxy.