Great Britain Olympics coach Stuart Pearce has ruled out selecting England's European Championship players for his London squad.

Team GB boss Pearce dealt a blow to players such as Jack Wilshere, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, who wanted to play at Euro 2012 and the Games.

He said: "We have agreed any player who goes on the plane to the European Championship in Ukraine and Poland will not be considered for selection to Team GB.

"It's a sensible football decision when you consider the demands on players.

"And it also leaves no room for doubt for players and their clubs about next summer and the two tournaments."