Tottenham Duo Named to Team GB

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Steven Caulker of Swansea thanks the support after the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns on February 4, 2012 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Breaking news from the Great Britain Olympic Committee, as Team GB Men's Football Coach Stuart Pearce has named his 18-man squad for the London 2012 Olympics. Two Tottenham Hotspur players were selected, as left winger/left back Danny Rose and centerback Steven Caulker made the squad. Two projected Spurs stars missed out from the squad with injury, as Gareth Bale recovers from a back injury and Kyle Walker reportedly from the ankle injury he suffered in Spurs' final game of the season.

For Bale and Walker missing the Olympics has to be a major disappointment, as both player had stated their extreme interest in representing Team GB. However, Spurs supporters will be happy to see the pair fit and able to participate in their first preseason with whomever Tottenham's new manager is.

As for Rose and Caulker, the pair will miss the entirety of preseason as they train with Pearce's Team GB. If Team GB makes a medal run then the pair will be playing until at least August 10th, just eight days before Tottenham's season opener away to Newcastle United.

Caulker seems extremely likely to start at CB for Team GB, likely pairing with James Tompkins or Craig Dawson. Rose seems to to be in a very competitive battle to start at LB, with Neil Taylor and Ryan Bertrand as his competition. Other Spurs players in the Olympics include Giovani dos Santos, who was named to Mexico's squad, and Sandro (who is extremely likely to participate for Brazil).

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