Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has been named captain of Britain’s Olympic football team.
The 38-year-old Giggs was one of three overage players included in Britain’s 18-man Olympic squad by coach Stuart Pearce at the expense of former England captain David Beckham.
Giggs has won 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League trophies but the Welshman will be playing in his first international tournament.
Giggs said of his appointment on Sunday: “Obviously I have experience and there are a lot of younger players in this squad. As captain, hopefully I can pass that on to them.”
Britain’s football team will play its first game in more than 50 years when it faces Brazil in a friendly on July 20 ahead of the London Games.
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