Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce is set to face the media today.

Pearce will on Monday explain the reasoning behind his decision to end Manchester United and Real Madrid legend David Beckham's international career.

The decision has created a huge amount of debate and controversy.

Some feel Beckham should have been selected as a reward for the pivotal role he played in getting the Games to London in the first place. In addition, his presence would help to shift the estimated one million tickets still available for the football tournament.

Others think such a move would completely devalue Britain's first Games appearance since 1960.