March 29, 2012, 6:17 am  Stuart Pearce, pictured in February 2012, has insisted the excitement surrounding the controversial Great Britain Olympic football team will be off the "Richter scale" come the start of the London Games.  AFP

March 29, 2012, 6:17 am Stuart Pearce, pictured in February 2012, has insisted the excitement surrounding the controversial Great Britain Olympic football team will be off the "Richter scale" come the start of the London Games. AFP

The 1908 Great Britain and Ireland Olympic Football team... in the days when you could win a Gold Medal on a 'Fish and Chips' training programme

The 1908 Great Britain and Ireland Olympic Football team... in the days when you could win a Gold Medal on a 'Fish and Chips' training programme

Jill Scott of Great Britain celebrates scoring with team mates Eniola Aluku and Kelly Smith- Football | London 2012

Jill Scott of Great Britain celebrates scoring with team mates Eniola Aluku and Kelly Smith- Football | London 2012

Former England captain David Beckham revealed on Thursday he had not been picked for Great Britain's Olympic football squad.

Former England captain David Beckham revealed on Thursday he had not been picked for Great Britain's Olympic football squad.

Stephanie Houghton of Great Britain celebrates with her team mates after scoring the opening goal during the women's Football first round match between Great Britain and Brazil on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium.

Stephanie Houghton of Great Britain celebrates with her team mates after scoring the opening goal during the women's Football first round match between Great Britain and Brazil on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium.

Great Britain football team at the 1908 Olympic Games .

Great Britain football team at the 1908 Olympic Games .

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