Beckham Left Out Of Olympic Squad
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(Associated Foreign Press): LONDON — David Beckham's dream of playing in the Olympics he helped secure for his hometown came to an end on Thursday after he was left out of Great Britain's squad for the Games.
In a surprise announcement, Beckham confirmed he had not made the final 18-man squad as one of coach Stuart Pearce's three over-age players for the London sports extravaganza.
Pearce had travelled to the United States to assess Beckham's form for the Los Angeles Galaxy last week before making his decision.
"Everyone knows how much playing for my country has always meant to me," Beckham said in a statement. "So I would have been honored to have been part of this unique Team GB squad.
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