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David Beckham wants to captain GB at 2012 Olympics

BBC :    David Beckham has revealed his desire to captain the Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics.

Beckham signed a new contract with LA Galaxy earlier this week and part of the deal was that the MLS side will allow him to play in the London Games.

“I would love to be captain,” the 36-year-old said. “I have led my country before and know how special it would be to lead them into the Olympics.

“I’ve had conversations with [coach] Stuart Pearce, but not been selected.”

Beckham was a key member of the bid team that helped London secure the Games in Singapore in 2005. And he is one of 184 players contacted by the Football Association to have indicated their availability for the Olympic football team.

“I would love to be part of Team GB,” he said, before thanking Tim Leiweke, president of LA Galaxy owners AEG, and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena for agreeing to give him time away from the MLS.

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