FA reiterate Games selection policy

Published Add your comment

Football News

The Football Association have reacted swiftly to confirm no player selected for Euro 2012 will be picked for the Great Britain Olympic team later this summer.

GB coach Stuart Pearce trimmed his squad to 80 players earlier this week. However, in noting that he could potentially lose 10 players to the Games, including Spain's David De Gea and Javier Hernandez, who is set to be picked by Mexico, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his displeasure, claiming it will leave his pre-season plans in chaos.

The FA have tried to calm such concerns, outlining the selection policy that will frame Pearce's Olympic squad, and Club England managing director Adrian Bevington said: "Any player who travels to Euro 2012 with England will not be considered for the Olympic GB team. This position has not changed."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United
David de Gea
Stuart Pearce
Javier Hernandez

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again