Beckham set to survive latest Olympic cut - report

The LA Galaxy midfielder looks likely to make the next stage of the selection process for Stuart Pearce's squad for the tournament held in England this summer
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Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham remains in the running for s spot in Team GB's Olympic football squad, according to Press Association Sport.

The next stage in selection will see the potential list of candidates trimmed to 35, with manager Stuart Pearce set to name his 18-man squad for the tournament on July 6.

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There is fierce competition for places and only three players over the age of 23 will be able to make the cut.

With the likes of Craig Bellamy, Chris Brunt, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs touted for a place, Beckham is far from assured of making the full squad as of yet, but he remains a front runner.

The 37 year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid player was recently given a special award by the Football Association on the pitch during England's friendly win at Wembley over Belgium, alongside greats such as Bobby Charlton and Peter Shilton.