Gary Lineker: 'David Beckham not worthy of Olympics'

Lineker: 'Beckham not worthy of Olympics'
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Gary Lineker says that he would not pick David Beckham for Team GB.

Former England striker Gary Lineker has said that David Beckham is not worthy of a place in Great Britain's Olympics football team.

Team GB coach Stuart Pearce is able to select three over-age players in a squad otherwise comprised of under-23s, but Lineker does not believe that the LA Galaxy star should be among them.

"If you are going to pick the best three over-age players then you would say no [to Beckham]," he reportedly told BBC Radio.

"If it is a 'thank you' for all the work that Beckham has done for the Olympics and getting it to London, then it is a different matter.

"I would pick my best three players if I was in charge. That is who I would want, but who knows? It might be a done deal."

Beckham, who has previously expressed interest in captaining Team GB, is among a shortlist of 80 players in contention to play in the summer tournament.

The draw for the tournament will take place on April 24.

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