David Beckham retains England hope
It appears that doubt over his international future has done nothing to dampen David Beckham's hopes of making future appearances for England.
Beckham has insisted that he will be playing out the rest of the his final year under contract with American side Los Angeles Galaxy.
The star midfielder has recently helped his team beat FC Dallas 2-1 to help them claim the Supporters' Shield for Major Soccer League's top point-scoring team.
England manager Fabio Capello all but ended the 35-year-olds international career during a post-match interview earlier in the year, unfortunately he had failed to inform Beckham of his decision beforehand.
Since then, the Italian manager has stated that he will not be ruling anybody out for the England squad.
“The future is for the young players as we have to think about the Euros but no one player is out." claimed Capello.
This news has fuelled the ex-Manchester United star's resolve and renewed his hope that he will again be able to appear for his national side.
"Of course I would always love to be available for my country." stated Beckham.
Beckham made his debut for England back in 1996 and played for his country in three separate World Cups, however, he was forced to miss the most recent competition in South Africa due to an injury he picked up to his achilles tendon.
Capello had previously said that even if Beckham was not featured in England's Euro 2012 campaign, he would still allow him to play a final 'farewell' game at Wembley to pay respect to his many fans.
"Everyone knows how passionate I have been for my country over the years so I would love to continue to play.” added Beckham.
After a strong performance in the 2010 World Cup, Germany look set to be strong contenders in the Euro 2012 competition.
Ladbrokes, Sky Bet and bet365 offer 9/2 odds that Germany will go on to win Euro 2012.