Pearce confirms Team GB squad
Stuart Pearce has named 13 English players and five from Wales in his 18-man squad for the London Olympics.
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs, Premier League winner Micah Richards and Liverpool's Craig Bellamy have been confirmed in the squad as the three overage players, following David Beckham's revelation over the weekend that he had been overlooked.
Chelsea duo Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Bertrand, along with Arsenal schemer Aaron Ramsey and Tom Cleverley of Manchester United are amongst those included looking to win the gold medal, although Gareth Bale has not been selected due to injury.
Those looking to use their free bet will no doubt have noticed that there are no players from Scotland and Northern Ireland, although Pearce still insisted that his "options were limited".
"It has not been an easy task to finalise my squad for this tournament and the stature of the competition and the uniqueness of occasion has underlined the importance of every decision.
"It is the Olympic games. Every player in this squad should be very proud they have a chance to compete for a gold medal on home soil."
Great Britain are the favourites to win Group A, which includes Senegal, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay, although Pearce's men are behind Brazil and Spain in the outright betting.
Squad: J Allen (Swansea), C Bellamy (Liverpool), R Bertrand (Chelsea), J Butland (Birmingham), S Caulker (Tottenham), T Cleverley (Manchester United), J Cork (Southampton), C Dawson (West Brom), R Giggs (Manchester United), A Ramsey (Arsenal), M Richards (Manchester City), D Rose (Tottenham), S Sinclair (Swansea), M Sordell (Bolton), J Steele (Middlesbrough), D Sturridge (Chelsea), N Taylor (Swansea), J Tomkins (West Ham)