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Beckham helps England to get a World Cup bid

In Sports on October 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

By: Sara Allen

Teaching soccer clinics around the world, Davi Beckham helps England to host the 2018 or 2022 Wolrd Cup. Photo courtesy of Google images

“I’ve said before, if any country can host a World Cup tomorrow, England can. It is one of the few countries that is prepared,” Jack Warner, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association of Football (CONCACAF) President, said. England is hoping to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022. They are trying to accomplish this with David Beckham’s help.

Beckham hosted a soccer clinic in Trinidad and Tobago for kids Sunday, September 26, 2010, to secure Warner’s, as well as other CONCACAF members votes for England as a host. “It’s trying to prove that having a World Cup in our country will help not just us but children from different countries around the world. It’s all about the lasting legacy we can leave if we’re lucky enough to win the bid,” Beckham said.

Warner would not say for certain if he was giving his vote to England because of Beckham, but he did say that Beckham was helping England’s chances, “He adds a lot of weight and I think that this is a plus for them (England).”

If England can secure Warner’s vote, it would be a big step in getting the bid for 2018 or 2022. The chief executive of England’s bid, Andy Anson stated, “He’s very important – he’s been around the world of FIFA a very long time. He knows how the bidding process works better than anyone. He gives us fantastic advice and he’s very important for us to have a strong relationship with.”

Even though Beckham is having issues with his Achilles tendon, he is still playing for Los Angeles. He hopes to be able to return to the England National team when he is recovered. His hopes may be pointless since the National team coach, Fabio Capello, said that Beckham’s international career seems to be over since he is now 35 years old. Another problem Beckham is facing is the false reports that he had inappropriate relations with prostitutes. These claims were published in a magazine in Los Angeles. This publication is now facing lawsuits.

Beckham is still a major player in the soccer community. His influence can help England land a bid for one of the next World Cups. He may be old and injured, but he is still trying his best to help out his country.

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