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Eriksson stunned by Team GB snub for Beckham

Former England and Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson was shocked by David Beckham's omission from Great Britain's Olympics squad.

While the 37-year-old is now expected to play a leading role as an ambassador during the Games, Eriksson expressed disappointment his former skipper was not selected.

He told BBC Five Live's Sportsweek programme: "I haven't seen Beckham play for a long time but I think David should anyhow be there because it is the Olympic Games, it is Great Britain, it is England, it is London.

"So I would have picked him, put him on the bench at the very least.

"I hope he will be involved in some way in the Olympic Games, it's important."

He added: "It's a difficult one but David is an icon, he should be involved in the Olympic Games in some way.

"If he can't be in the football team I hope he can be involved in some other way."

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