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The former England midfielder says that although it is not confirmed what role he could play at London 2012, he would like to be a part of Great Britain's football team.

David Beckham, a midfielder for the LA Galaxy, says he would be honored to play for the Great British football team at the 2012 London Olympics.

The Olympic sides are made up of players aged under 23, but three players over that age can be named, and 36-year-old Beckham - who has won 115 caps for England since making his debut against Moldova in 1996 - would love to play some part.

"Decisions are still to be made but I'd love to be part of it," he told the BBC. "I'm an East End lad and being English born and bred, it would be something I'd be very honored to be part of."

However, Beckham, who last played for England in October 2009, is keen to stress that he would prefer to be taking part as a player, rather than as coach of the British team.

"There are 13 months to go and there are a lot of decisions to be made but I would love to be part of it," said Beckham.

"I'm sure I'd be better as a player than a coach, so I'll have to wait and see. I still feel as if I'm 21 when I'm playing. I still love the game like I did when I was 21. I still feel as fit.

"Everyone knows I have looked after myself — eating-wise, fitness-wise. So I'm not in bad shape and I'll continue to work hard and hopefully I can be part of it."

He added: "Football will be a massive part of the Olympics and it will be really exciting to see that.

"This is the first time I will have been to an Olympics and I'll probably be there with my children.

"Football has been a part of my life for many years and to be a part of that would be incredible. We'll see what role I'll play in the build-up or at the Olympics, but I'll be there as a fan."

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