David Beckham has admitted to being disappointed at not being able to participate in Team GB's London Olympic berth, but the star has wished former Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs all the best as the side look to go for Gold.

Team GB face some tough teams if they make it past UAE, Senegal and Uruguay in the group stages, with Spain and Brazil widely tipped to take out first and second in the Olympics this time around.

And after Beckham was left out of the side, which came as a shock to many, the LA Galaxy midfielder says he hopes the team can win on home soil, and that Giggs can win his first major tournament with his country.

"Ryan obviously has had such an amazing career with Manchester United and also with the Welsh team and he deserves to be there," Beckham told Sky Sports.

"He deserves to play in a big competition like this. It would have been great to have been there with him because we have a lot of great memories from playing for Manchester United.

"I hope he gets a gold medal."

David Beckham
David Beckham won't get a chance at Gold, but he's glad his former Manchester United teammate will.

For Beckham, the news that he wouldn't be included in Team GB was particularly disappointing for the former United man because it looks to have been his last chance to represent his country.

But the 37 year old is concentrating on the silver lining, and is looking forward to working behind the scenes for Britain during the Olympics.

"Everybody knows how proud I am to represent my country and to do it in my home town on such a big stage would have been incredible," he explained.

"So of course yeah I am disappointed.

"I am very proud to be an ambassador and I have been for the years that has led up to this. Getting the Olympics was one of the proudest moments to be involved in with the bid team. It was an incredible moment.

"And then all the talk of me possibly performing in the Olympics would have been a very proud moment for me.

"I am going to be just proud just to be there as a fan more than anything. In a part of London where I grew up playing soccer over the fields that have been changed now.

"As a fan and an Englishman I am going to be very proud."

For Giggs, while the Wales international has been wildly successful at United, he hasn't enjoyed the same accolades with his country. And though Beckham won't have his chance to win Gold in August, for Giggs, who will captain the side, the possibility of glory outside Old Trafford will no doubt be an exciting one for the 38 year old.