Giggs to lead Team GB
Manchester United veteran star Ryan Giggs has been confirmed as Team GB captain by manager Stuart Pearce for the Olympics.
Pearce has described the 38-year-old as the "standout" choice for the role after also evaluating the merits of Aaron Ramsey, Micah Richards and Craig Bellamy for the armband for the upcoming campaign.
Giggs will lead the team out for the first time in a friendly against Brazil on July 20th, before the competitive action starts for real against Senegal in the United favourite's own backyard as Senegal provide the opposition at Old Trafford six days later in their Group A opener.
Further matches are also guaranteed against United Arab Emirates at Wembley on July 29 and Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium on August 1.
Pearce told Sky Sports News: "He's [Giggs] been a fantastic professional over the years and is someone I'm looking forward to working alongside.
"I think he was the standout captain in a group that has got the Welsh captain in Aaron Ramsey, Micah Richards, who has captained Manchester City, and Craig Bellamy, who has been around the game a very long time, and one or two other candidates.
"But I think Ryan will gain the respect of the group and he has got the respect of the management as well."