David Beckham not selected for Team GB Olympic football squad

Updated: June 28, 2012

David Beckham says he has not been selected for Team GB Olympic football squad.

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The team’s coach, Stuart Pearce, was expected to select Beckham as one of his over-age players, alongside Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy and Ryan Giggs. But it is understood he has chosen Manchester City’s Micah Richards ahead of the LA Galaxy star.

Beckham 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 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.”

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