Becks 100th cap likely to be a family affair

March 24th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin  

David Beckham

London, March 24 (ANI): Ace footballer David Beckham is expected to have his entire family at the stadium when he plays his 100th match for England in Paris on Wednesday.

The former England skippers wife Victoria and three children, and his parents and cousins are expected to watch him play the friendly match against France.

Beckham, who flew in to England on Sunday, is said to be expecting to become his countrys first centurion since Peter Shilton nearly 20 years ago.

According to reports, there are signs that Fabio Capello may use Beckham as a second-half sub.

He is so excited about being in the squad again. David loves playing for his country and it as if he has been called up for the first time, British tabloid The Sun quoted a source close to Beckham as saying.

He knows he will have to prove himself in training if he is to get that cap. But he is ready for the challenge, said the source.

An England team insider has revealed that Capello thinks that Beckham may play a key role in World Cup qualifiers, even if it is as an impact substitute.

David is still one of the best crossers and dead-ball experts in the world. He has not lost that by playing in the States and it can be an important weapon, said the source.

Capello has whittled down his squad from 30 to 23. (ANI)

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