Stuart Pearce Chooses 80Man Provisional GB Olympic Team

Stuart Pearce, Great Britain Team Olympics 2012 Manager

Stuart Pearce Chooses 80-Man Provisional Great Britain Olympic Team Squad

An 80-man provisional squad that reportedly includes Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs, has been drawn up by Stuart Pearce who is set to lead Team Great Britain at the Summer Olympics this year.

A statement on the FA's website read: "Any player who travels to Euro 2012 with England will not be considered for the Olympic GB Team.

"This position has not changed.

"The original long list of players was reduced to 80 players last week and a final 18-man squad will be announced very soon, after the Euro squad is selected in May, to assist player and clubs with their planning for next season.

"The list of 80 players does include players who are regulars in the England squad and they remain on the Team GB list until England's Euro 2012 squad is finalised.

"If they are selected for Poland and Ukraine, they will not be available for the Olympics."

Sir Alex Ferguson has previously stated that the selection policy is 'ridiculous' after being told Wayne Rooney, who will feature for England in June despite a two-game ban, was believed to be among 10 Manchester United players on the Team GB shortlist selected by Pearce.

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