David Beckham dismissed the idea of lighting the flame to open the London Games, saying the role should go to an Olympian.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is in the hospital with viral meningitis but remains hopeful he can play for Britain in the London Olympics.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, who was this week named in Great Britain’s Olympic soccer squad, has been tested for suspected meningitis, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
Former England soccer captain David Beckham said he hasn’t been selected for the Great Britain team at the London Olympics.
The British soccer team will play its first Olympic soccer game in 52 years when it takes on Senegal in the opening match of the men’s tournament at London 2012.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Roy Hodgson was appointed England soccer manager today, six weeks before the team opens its European Championship campaign against France.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Fabio Capello’s resignation may send the England soccer team into a major championship without a permanent manager for the first time in history.
"We are hoping home advantage will play a big part and the opportunity to showcase our sport under the Olympic umbrella is fantastic."
- Stuart Pearce on Apr 24, 2012