LA Galaxy star David Beckham WILL play for Great Britain at the London Olympics.

The Daily Mail says the Manchester United and Real Madrid legend is included in the Great Britain squad Stuart Pearce will submit to FIFA, ending fevered speculation over his participation.

Although coach Stuart Pearce still has to whittle down today's shortlist of 35 to a final 18-man squad by July 6, it is unimaginable given his status and profile that Beckham will be discarded at the last moment.

Beckham, 37, has made no secret of his desire to represent his country in the city of his birth - a contrast to the rest of the Home Nations and several club managers who objected to the notion of a Great Britain team.