London 2012 - Capello: Beckham set for Olympics

Tue, 15 Nov 09:49:00 2011

Fabio Capello has officially ruled David Beckham out of Euro 2012, but tipped the England legend to star for Great Britain at the Olympics.

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Beckham has not represented England since March 2010.

When asked whether the 36-year-old was in his plans, Capello replied: "No. I think he will be involved in the Olympic Games."

Beckham played a role in helping the successful London bid as an ambassador in 2005, and is expected to be used by GB manager Stuart Pearce as one of three over-23 players permitted at the Games.

Pearce works under Capello with the England national team. His under-21 side suffered a surprise 2-1 Euro 2013 qualifying defeat in Belgium on Monday evening.

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