David Beckham's Olympic Dream Still Alive
London, England, United Kingdom
David Beckham still has a chance to play for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The former England captain was among the 80 players told by the FA they are in the running for a spot on the team.
The original list of players was 191 and manager Stuart Pearce whittled over 100 down. He has to cut the list of 80 down to 35 players by June 8 and submit a final squad of 18 players, plus four reserves, by noon on July 6.
Beckham will be 37 by the start of the Games and played a part in London being awarded the Summer games in 2005.
Beckham has played well for the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS, leading the club to the league title last season. If he is fit enough, there appears to be a desire from both sides for him to be on the team.
Beckham has 115 caps for England but has not played for the national team since 2009. A spot on the Olympic team would be a much more fitting way to end his international career rather than as a sub against Belarus three years ago.
The draw for the Olympic tournament takes place at Wembley on Tuesday.
Britain will field a women's team for the first time at an Olympics.
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