England to rope in Beckham as its face of 2018 World Cup bid

thecheers.org    2007-12-07 11:16:01    

London. Dec 7 : The Football Association (FA) has reportedly chosen former skipper David Beckham as the face of England in its bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. According to the Daily Express, the former Manchester United winger has agreed to an approach by ex-Sports Minister Richard Caborn to front England's 2018 bid.
The Football Association (FA) has reportedly chosen former skipper David Beckham as the face of England in its bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
According to the Daily Express, the former Manchester United winger has agreed to an approach by ex-Sports Minister Richard Caborn to front England's 2018 bid.

Caborn, who is now the Government's 2018 bid spokesman, sounded out Beckham in the summer after being impressed by the player's role in the Olympic bid for 2012. It was a chance meeting, but Beckham gave an immediate pledge to help the cause, the paper said.

The report went on to say that Caborn was with Beckham at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix as guests of Bernie Ecclestone - and it was there that the pitch was made. And, Beckham's response to this was an emphatic 'Yes'.

"I'd love England to win the bid, and I would do anything I could to help," Beckham was quoted, as telling Caborn.

It is now likely that Beckham, who has been left marooned on 99 international caps after the sacking of manager Steve McClaren, is all set to make his 100th appearance in the friendly against Switzerland in February next year. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI


TAGS: Football   


more
Wasteful Derby beaten again

Derby County missed a penalty while 1-0 up before going down 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers Sunday.

Tributes flood in for O'Donnell

The family of Phil O'Donnell have been "overwhelmed" by the messages of support they have received, the Motherwell manager Mark McGhee revealed Sunday.

Now, Ronaldo wants to buy an 800,000-pound Bugatti
27.Dec 2007
Manchester United and Portuguese forward Cristiano Rona...read

Becks admits to being starstruck occasionally
26.Dec 2007
Former England soccer captain David Beckham has admitte...read

Coach Fergusson bans ManUnited players from partying
26.Dec 2007
Manchester United coach Alex Fergusson has banned his p...read



Maradona gives autographed T-shirt to Iran

Becks' son has his dad's soccer genes

Furious ManU WAGS plot to make their partners pay for their Xmas bash

UK police say Man Utd footballer Jonny Evans may be innocent.

Winning penalty against Argentina, Becks' best and biggest thing' of career