David Beckham has not played in England for more than two years now, but the former Manchester United midfielder will finally make an appearance in England for the friendlies as part of the preparation for the Olympics in the summer.
David Beckham will be part of the team GB that will be taking part in the friendly match at the Riverside stadium. A high profile men and women’s friendlies will be taking part during the weekend as preparation for the Olympics in the summer.
The English Football Association recently confirmed that the Riverside stadium would be a perfect venue for such a friendly.
An Olympic team is allowed to have three players over the age of 23, while the rest of the squad has to be within 23 years of age. England under 21 manager Stuart Pearce is expected to handle the preparations for the team GB squad.
Stuart Pearce has currently been in charge of the England senior squad for the match against Netherlands, but the former Manchester City manager confirmed that he is not interested in becoming a permanent manager for the senior squad. David Beckham last played in England for AC Milan in the match against Manchester United in 2010.
So far, the opposition for the friendly has not been decided yet, but it is very much likely that it is going to be a high-profile one. The draw for the football tournaments will be taking place on April 24, and the opponents for the friendly will be decided only then.
David Beckham’s chances of playing in the team GB squad has been massively boosted because of the fact that the football Championship would have started by the time the tournament ends, while the Premier league will see its new season shortly afterwards.