David Beckham left out of Great Britain Olympic football team
The 2012 Olympics are just around the corner and most people expected David Beckham to not only feature in the 18-man squad but probably be appointed captain of the team.
June 28th, 2012
However, news broke on Thursday morning that the 35-year-old will not be part of the Olympic squad, with coach Stuart Pearce deciding to omit the LA Galaxy player despite heading out to the States recently to watch Beckham in action.
Beckham is clearly disappointed not to be part of a historic occasion, although declared that he would be the biggest supporter of Team GB for the Olympic Games.
The statement from Beckham read: “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.”
Pearce is set to name his 18-man squad imminently, with three places available for older players and the rest all needing to be 23 years of age or younger.