Ryan Giggs has admitted he would delight in the opportunity to play with former Manchester United team-mate David Beckham in Team GB (6/1 To Win Olympic Football Gold) should they both be selected for the Olympics in London. Should Giggs be picked, it'll allow him to appear in his first major international tournament, having never featured in the World Cup or the European Championships.
Giggs admits it could be a little less fast-paced should the two play together, commenting: "I don't think it'll be like 20 years ago, when we were both up and down! We might be able to get up but we won't be able to get back down again. I've not played in a tournament so to do that, it would be nice to be involved in a tournament atmosphere because I've never experienced that."
Team GB coach Stuart Pearce is allowed to pick only three players over the age of 23 in his 23-man squad, and the competition for those three spots is stiff. David Beckham is expected to make an appearance, and Giggs has put himself forward but a number of other options are available to the manager.
Team GB are expected to face stiff competition from a number of nations as the football tournament begins to hot up, with Team GB's first appearance adding to the interest for fans across the world. Brazil (9/4 To Win Olympic Football Gold), with their starlet Neymar, are in contention for the gold medal, as are Spain (9/4 To Win Olympic Football Gold), with the likes of Iker Muniain and Isco drawing comparisons to David Silva and Juan Mata, suggesting Team GB may not have an easy ride on home turf in the summer.