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Lineker: Beckham 'not good enough' for Team GB

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Gary Lineker says David Beckham is not good enough to secure a place in the Team GB squad.

The former Manchester United star has made it onto the 80-man shortlist, but Team GB manager Stuart Pearce can only select three over-age players in a squad that will otherwise be made up of under-23s.

Lineker believes Beckham is not good enough to make the cut.

"If you are going to pick the best three over-age players then you would say no," said the former England striker.

"If it is a thank you for all the work that Beckham has done for the Olympics and getting it to London, then it is a different matter.

'Best three players'

"I would pick my best three players if I was in charge. That is who I would want, but who knows? It might be a done deal."

Pearce is currently also the England interim manager and Lineker has also criticised the FA for their delay in announcing who will lead the nation into Euro 2012.

"What is going on with the FA? When are they going to decide or even approach some form of England manager or let Stuart Pearce know he's got the job for the Euros? Somebody has to prepare," said the Match of the Day presenter.

"If they were going to go for Harry Redknapp, which we all presume they will, they don't want to upset the end of Spurs' season - but it seems they have already done that now so they might as well get on with it.

"If they were going to go with anybody, they should have done it by now."

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