6/28/12

David Beckham not selected for UK's Olympic soccer team

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.

source: usatoday.com

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