Outside of the football world, the 2012 London Olympics is starting to creep into the news as the build up to the event gathers pace. Recently, the Faces of Britain website held a poll among its readers to find out who should play in a combined GB XI next summer and who should lead them in the tournament.
500 supporters across Britain voted and while some of the names are to be expected, others are less obvious. Gareth Bale is a firm favourite with 96% of the vote, while Britain seemingly wants Kyle Walker to slot in at right back.
Bearing in mind that only three players over the age of 23 can play at any one time, the squad is as follows:-
Team – Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Gareth Bale, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Rodwell, Wayne Rooney, Andy Carroll.
Subs – Allan McGregor, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jones, Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Connor Wickham.
And the man to lead them into battle? – Harry Redknapp polled 70% of the votes as the nation’s choice for Britain’s Olympic manager.
So has Britain got it right or are there some obvious names missing from the list?