Stuart Pearce Names 18-man Team GB squad
Stuart Pearce has named the 18-man squad that will represent Team GB at this summer’s Olympic Games.
Pearce revealed his three ‘over-age’ players earlier in the week, as he included Craig Bellamy, Ryan Giggs and Micah Richards. David Beckham was reportedly omitted for lack of defensive options.
The final squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jason Steele.
Defenders: Micah Richards, Ryan Bertrand, Steve Caulker, Craig Dawson, Neil Taylor, James Tomkins.
Midfielders: Joe Allen, Ryan Giggs, Tom Cleverley, Jack Cork, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Rose.
Strikers: Craig Bellamy, Scott Sinclair, Marvin Sordell, Daniel Strurridge.
The squad’s second Group A game is against United Arab Emirates on July 29 at Wembley, before it faces Uruguay at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium at the start of August.
Fans will get the chance to preview the Team GB team in a warmup fixture with Brazil at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on July 20.