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Pearce 'doesn't have to pick Beckham'

June 20, 2012
By ESPN staff
The chief executive of the British Olympic Association has insisted there is no pressure on head coach Stuart Pearce to select David Beckham for his Team GB squad.

Andy Hunt said Pearce would "make the best call he can, on merit" when he names his squad, which is expected to be announced at the end of next week.

And although the coach has been to California to watch Beckham in action for LA Galaxy, there is no suggestion that that automatically indicates he will pick the 37-year-old ...

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