Pearce to pick on 'form and merit'

Team GB men's football coach Stuart Pearce says the squad for London 2012 will be picked on "form and merit" alone.

Pearce says he will have a better idea of David Beckham's chances of making the squad once he has been out to the USA to watch the LA Galaxy midfielder in action.

He was speaking at the Olympic football draw as Team GB were drawn alongside Uruguay, UAE and Senegal. They begin their quest for gold against Senegal at Old Trafford on 26 July.

GB's women footballers open their campaign in the first action of the 2012 games against New Zealand in Cardiff on 25 July and then take on Cameroon and Brazil.

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