David Beckham stars in new advertisement

March 18th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin  

(Football Snippets)
Los Angeles, March 18 (DPA) David Beckham is appearing with some of the world’s top footballers in a soft drinks ad in which they play intrepid adventurers. The former England captain appears in an Indiana Jones costume with his name and No.23 printed on the back. Beckham teams up with five of the world’s biggest football stars for the ad, including Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi and Frank Lampard.

The dream team kick the ball around a series of exotic locations, from China to the moon, before Beckham serves them a drink on an exotic beach.


Skipper admits Arsenal struggling

London: Arsenal captain William Gallas has admitted his side are struggling with the pressure of the Premier League title race. Arsenal have squandered a five-point lead in the table with four successive draws, despite a hugely impressive Champions League victory away to AC Milan.

“I’ll tell you why there was a difference between the win in Milan and our next game. It was in the head,” Gallas told The Sun. “It is human nature that after a huge game in Europe it is difficult to find the same level motivation for the following game. In fact what we needed was an even higher level than we had in Milan. We all have to understand that.”

Gallas further said: “And we have to understand it quickly because time is running out for us this season. We need to understand what it takes to become champions if we want that trophy. If you look at the table now, I’m not saying we’re in trouble but we have lost our lead.”


Bolton goalkeeper to miss rest of season

London: Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, the club has confirmed. The 32-year-old player missed Sunday’s 0-1 Premier League defeat away to Wigan, being replaced by Oman goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.

“He needs six weeks of rest to try and resolve this problem, and he is going to need some form of surgery. Either way, his season is over,” manager Gary Megson told the club’s website.

Bolton are struggling, third from bottom of the table.


Shaktar Donetsk boss apologises to photographer

Kiev: Rinat Akhmetov, the multi-billionaire owner of the Ukraine’s Shakhtar football side, has apologised to a photographer for a beating received by the newsman at a recent home game, reports Korrespondent magazine.

“He (Akhmetov) called me twice and apologised personally…and said that what happened to me was a ’shocking incident’,” said Ihor Tkachenko, a Unian news agency cameraman. “He even offered to pay for any expensive medicines I might need.”

Rated by Forbes magazine as Ukraine’s first or second richest man, the reclusive Akhmetov generally avoids contact with the press. He only appears in public regularly as a serving MP, and during Shakhtar home matches.

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