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Beckham out of World Cup

Beckham out of World Cup

England star David Beckham has torn his Achilles tendon playing for AC Milan, according to the Italian club's manager Leonardo.

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Comments (146)

Roy Marshall says...

OH MY GOD!!!! The world will come to an end now that mr "me,me,me,me" Beckham will not be warming the bench at the world cup.Granted,if the world cup could be won on passing the ball backwards as soon as someone comes near,we would really miss him but pleeaaasssseeee!!!.Beckham left Madrid and could have earnt justification for world cup places,but pieces of silver and addulation in america meant more to him than competing in a real football league and not a sunday morning pub league in yankee land and then a 4 month jolly up in italy just to pass the time. A great right foot and.......nothing else,5 years past his sell by date and now the chance for Capello to move forward with his selections and bring in some exciting youth to mix with the older heads and move forward. What would have been a tragedy would be Rooney,Gerrard,Lampard,Terry or Ferdinand being injured, bit Beckham???. So do the decent think David,give it up man and retire from international football and as for mr Capello,stop looking through those rose tinted,nostalgic glasses your wearing and lets move forward and leave Becks to do what he does best, which is build up his enormous wallet even more and think about the good times when was a decent footballer. P.S..message to sky sports.Stop going on about it now and asking everyone thats kicked a ball about what they think about his injury,not interested.

Posted 18:59 16th March 2010

Jason Parry says...

Capello must think he"s just won the pools with this injury news.His hands have been tied for picking Beckham as the FA were picking him.Only 5 goals from open play in 115 games,only scored 1 free kick in last 7 years,put in 105 crosses in last world cup only to score with 1 its all a joke,can"t believe there"s so many weak minded clowns out there who buy into that sad Beckham brand.

Posted 18:13 16th March 2010

Paul Clarke says...

To say that David Beckham wouldn't have mad a difference in the World Cup is ridiculous. The man wears the England shirt with more pride than anyone i've ever seen, after the Argentina incident of 1998, he reformed himself into an inspiration leader and team player. As for impact, when it's 0-0 or England are losing 1-0, the person i'd want to make the difference is Becks. Best crosser of a ball in the world bar none...All the best DB

Posted 15:53 16th March 2010

Adeyemi Andu (Arsenal fan) says...

Well,to me David Beckham will really be missed from the world cup for his experience acquired over the yrs.You know everything is not about skills and pace but experience.The FIFA body and fance dat will love to see him live on pitch will also miss him.I feel for u but this will actually give room for Walcot and others to show case their skill.Soonest recovery Becks.

Posted 14:45 16th March 2010

Ricky Marinaro (Manchester United fan) says...

How can people consistently slate David Beckham, For all the media attention he recieves he is the model professional and has done more for the british game than anybody. From an england point of view it is a massive loss he may not have started games but what he would have given is a plan B. if something wasn't going right he would have been an excellent substitute to bring on to change the game. But it will not affect Englands chances anyway as they will struggle through an easy group probably finishing secon behind an extremely hard working USA and then draw Germany in the second round and probably lose on penalties as usual. such a shame though that a sporting icon won't be there playing and the whole world will miss David Beckham. Get Well Soon David i for one would love to see you pull on the england shirt again.

Posted 14:31 16th March 2010

Mark Thailing (Ipswich Town fan) says...

A real shame...no other player in the last 5 years played as hard for their country as Beckham - putting on the England shirt actually mean't something to him.

Posted 23:10 15th March 2010

Rory Sheedy (Tottenham Hotspur fan) says...

Beckham is an absolute legend, such a humble guy with so much determination and passion for whoever he plays for and a great ambassador also for english football and football in general. I disagree with people saying he isn't good enough for England. He has just as much determintaion and drive as someone like barry but atleast he can pick a pass and take set pieces. He is a quality player and i dont understand how people bash him. Big respect to Beckham and best wishes to you sir.

Posted 23:08 15th March 2010

Stuart M (Chelsea fan) says...

Why is Beckham apparently a 'true professional!?' Has everyone forgotten what he did in 1998 against Argentina with that lash out at Simeone.... Uh, yes, we have. It was 12 years ago..? For 'lash' read 'flick'. A faultless 12 years would make him an angel, not a mere professional.

Posted 22:36 15th March 2010

John Mc (Liverpool fan) says...

Seriously who cares the man is past his sell by date all he was going to do as be 5 minute appearances for the caps he wants. Fantastic news for other players that could actually do something and free up a place against Beckham who's other attributes are his free-kicks, pointless. Anyway England have as much of a chance of North Korea winning the trophy, Spain and Brazil showed in friendlies that they are miles ahead of England. No chance.

Posted 22:10 15th March 2010

Cameron Kellas says...

Yes its a blow for Englands fans,but lets be honest its not much of a blow on the pitch,it was already well known he would have been on the bench if Capello had his first team available,as a proud Scot it pains me to say that the Beckam injury wont affect Englands chances.

Posted 20:55 15th March 2010

Colin Price (Manchester United fan) says...

A huge amount of respect to all the non UTD fans showing support to Becks. It restores my faith in human nature that people can rise above football rivaly and recognise a player who lives and breathes England. Well done. Good luck Becks, was great to see you back at OT last week.

Posted 19:42 15th March 2010

Roger Davis says...

James Gower - I do agree with most of what you've said, but I for one believe his passion for his country has always been 101% true and genuine. He has been a good servant at both club and country levels over the years but as you said, his best years are well and truly behind him now.

Posted 19:36 15th March 2010

Nabhan Shiraz (Liverpool fan) says...

Why is Beckham apparently a 'true professional!?' Has everyone forgotten what he did in 1998 against Argentina with that lash out at Simeone....

Posted 19:18 15th March 2010

Asser Ghozlan (Arsenal fan) says...

As sad as it is for Beckham personally, what with this being potentially his last major tournament for England and with the chance gone for being part of a potential World Cup winning squad, Fabio Capello won't be losing much sleep over his loss. Beckham had merely become a passenger amongst the England ranks and, despite the experience he brought to the camp, you cannot help but believe the many theories with regards to his recent inclusions in the squad. There are many players in the Premier League who can more than do an effective job in his place, and so if we think practically, we will find that his injury has opened up the chance for a Young, or a Milner (or indeed a Theo Walcott) to seize the day come June!

Posted 19:14 15th March 2010

Frederick Butcher (Arsenal fan) says...

I feel very sorry for Beckham,it is a dreadful injury.However,though we wll never know,I don't think he would have gone to the World Cup anyway.Personally,I won't miss him one bit.He has for a long time been a self publicity freak,aided and abetted by our stupid media.Scholes and Giggs are much better than he is,and having watched football since 1946,he is the most over-rated player that I have seen in all that time.He has never been more than just a good footballer with a very good right foot.,and I find it sad that much more talented players don't get the praise that he receives,Notwithstanding all that,I wish him well.

Posted 18:16 15th March 2010

Melvin Asolo (Arsenal fan) says...

It is a serious shame that so many people wrote him off before he was even injured. Seriously if he was not up to the job would he still be gaetting games at ac milan? He has shown time and time again that he has the quality to produce and it is a terrible shame that now england have to go to the world cup without him. I mean seriously, who is better on the right? walcott ? lennon? wright philips? I dont think so

Posted 18:10 15th March 2010

Gail Debono (Manchester United fan) says...

Gutted for Becks...but he's a fighter.. he will recover from this injury soon enough... England will miss out without him in the squad and it shall be a tough summer ahead for the man himself.. best wishes all the way from Malta xx

Posted 17:52 15th March 2010

Gordon Halsall (Manchester United fan) says...

It shows the lack of any football knowledge of the mindless jealous pretenders that think they know anything about the game of football who are saying that David Beckhams injury is the best thing that could happen for ENGLANDS world cup chances. I accept we do not all appreciate the same people in the game but Beckam has always been the outstanding player for both club and country and a credit to the game. Best wishes for a very speedy recovery David as football at every level is going to be the loser. I have been involved in football at many levels over 60 years and grew up with the best so I would say I am in a position to make comparisons and still say David Beckam was up there with the best. Good luck to David and hope he keeps his chin up and be part of the England set up in SA

Posted 17:43 15th March 2010

Peter Mcanally (Manchester United fan) says...

Everyone is entitled to thier own opinion-But some of the rubbish people have put in thier comments is embarrasing-David Beckham is a LEGEND as allready mentioned no one has more pride than him when wearing the three lions-fair enough he was slated for going to America-but he done everything possible to give himself a a chance to be in Fabio Cappelo's 23 man squad. Yes he's not the player he once was-but his experience cannot be questioned- and to have had him in the squad would've been priceless. To see people calling Beck's a clown!? Get Real!!! Personally I'm gutted and was looking forward to see Beck's help England get as far as possible-no matter how small the or big the part he might've played-its looking likely we'll never know!!!! Beck's will be back-too prove the doubters and critics wrong YET AGAIN!!!! Get Well Soon Becks!!!!!

Posted 16:58 15th March 2010

Jamie Blackwell says...

Gutted! Beckham is Mr England. He was doing everything to get to the world cup. He is the best crosser of the ball england have got still. Even if he cannot last 90 mins he can do a job for 30. Such a shame. In dead ball situations you only have to look at the man u game he was whipping in some amazing balls. He offered a different dimension, which we have now lost. This right side worries me. Lennon is not fit, and may not make the world cup, ashley young was woeful at the weekend and im not convinced. Theo has played well recently but he hasn't done all season. Hopefully he can prove that he can be consistent from now till the end of the season. I am worried for England. Imagine if Rooney got injured. but still, i keep the faith

Posted 16:56 15th March 2010

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