Pearce won't consider England players for Team GB

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."

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