Euro 2012: Euro 2012 Superstars Out of Olympics

Euro 2012 Superstars Out of Olympics

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David Beckham and Ryan Giggs may be asked to take part as a result.

The 2012 Olympics squad will comprise English players who fail to make the cut for Fabio Capello’s 23-man squad for the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine as well as a selection of top stars from other Home Nations, including Wales’s Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.
Great Britain’s Olympic football team will be denied England’s best players after Stuart Pearce announced that no one involved in Euro 2012 will be considered for selection for the London 2012 Games.

Both Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere have been among the Englishmen to have previously expressed an interest in appearing at the Olympics.

Stuart Pearce, who had not initially ruled anyone out, described it as “a sensible football decision”.

Pearce said: “We have had discussions as we come now to notifying the long list of the players who could potentially be selected and it is important to make clear what we have agreed regarding England players who will be at Euro 2012.

“We have agreed that any player who boards the plane to the European Championship in Ukraine and Poland will not be considered for selection to Team GB.

Pearce has taken the view it is too much to ask players to appear at the Olympics when they start just 26 days after the Euro 2012 final on July 1.

“It’s a sensible football decision when you consider the demands on players, and it now leaves no room for doubt for players and their clubs about next summer and the two major tournaments.”

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson have said it would be too much for players to play in both tournaments.

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