G.B. manager Stuart Pearce told BBC Sport that he plans to travel to the U.S. to see Beckham in action with the Galaxy before determining the three over-23 players for his 18-man roster.
“[I will choose] solely on merit,” Pearce said following Tuesday's Olympic draw at Wembley Stadium. “It's the only way any manager picks a squad or a team, and I will do exactly the same. I will know a bit more when I go to the States to see what form [Beckham] is in. He's made the shortlist, and he has been a great ambassador for this country and the Olympics, but that's no recommendation that he will get in the squad, and that's fair and square across the board for all players.”
Beckham, who turns 37 on May 2, played a role in London's campaign to stage the Olympics, which begin in late July. He is on a list of potential players that has been whittled to 80 names. Only those on England's roster for the June 8-July 1 European Championship won't be considered for the G.B. roster.