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Bellamy claims he will get Olympic call-up

The Liverpool striker has described the prospect of representing Britain as “a different challenge”.

Bellamy is widely regarded as one of Liverpool's more successful recent signings.
Bellamy is widely regarded as one of Liverpool's more successful recent signings.

LIVERPOOL STRIKER CRAIG Bellamy claimed on Monday that he will be included in the Great Britain men’s football squad at the London Olympics later this year.

Team GB coach Stuart Pearce can name three players over the age of 23 in his squad for the tournament and 32-year-old Bellamy insists he has been told he will be one of those over-age stars.

“I am in the Olympic squad, but I was supposed to keep it quiet,” Bellamy told The Sun.

“It’s a different challenge. I had a difficult season with Liverpool but the Olympics is a one-off.”

Pearce is due to name his 18-man squad this month and Bellamy, who has won 69 caps for Wales, is competing with the likes of Ryan Giggs and Joe Cole to fill the over-age berths.

The men’s side take on Senegal in their opening Olympic group fixture on July 26 and also face United Arab Emirates on July 29 and Uruguay on August 1.

© AFP, 2012

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