David Beckham has failed to make the British soccer team for the London Olympics.
Becks made Stuart Pearce's shortlist of 35 but was not selected for the final 18-man squad although he had been widely expected to be named as one of the three over-age players in Stuart Pearce's Under-23 squad for the London Games in July and August..
"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," Beckham said today in a statement to The Associated Press.
"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."
"As a Londoner, I will have been really proud to have played a small part in bringing the Olympics to my home town as part of Seb's -Sebastian Coe- team, and I can't wait for the games to begin and enjoy every moment along with the rest of Great Britain," Beckham said.