David Beckham’s Olympic Dream Over
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(CNN) — David Beckham’s Olympic dream is over after the soccer star revealed he has not been included in the British squad for the forthcoming Games in his home city of London.
Coach Stuart Pearce has left the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder out of his squad for the 16-team football competition, rejecting the chance to include the 37-year-old midfielder as one of his three players over the age of 23.
“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 in a statement released via his representatives.
“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.”