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Powell to lead Team GB at London 2012

IN CHARGE: Powell

ENGLAND WOMEN’S manager Hope Powell has been picked to take charge of the Team GB women’s football team for the London 2012 Olympics.

Powell has been the manager of the Three Lionesses since 1998 and has led them to four major competitions.

“The attendances at the games during Euro 2005 were a sign of progress for women's football in this country, and it helped provide a platform for what has happened since then,” said Powell.

"I'm delighted to be in the position to be able to take a team into such an illustrious tournament. I just wish it were starting tomorrow."

Current England under-21 boss and former Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has been selected as manager for the Team GB men’s team.

This will be the first time that a British football team will be present at an Olympic Games since the 1960 Games in Rome.

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