Becks launches bid for World Cup berth

May 19th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI  

David Beckham London, May 19 (ANI): Former England captain David Beckham is keen to play for his country in the next World Cup.

Beckham headed an all-star team yesterday as England kicked off a 15 million pound bid to host the World Cup in 2018.

The line-up at Wembley was a perfect blend of youth and experience - packed with big game players, reports The Sun.

Becks was up front with international team-mate Wayne Rooney, Gary Lineker and England’s 1966 World Cup-winning heroes Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton, Martin Peters and George Cohen.

England coach Fabio Capello was unavoidably absent at a christening abroad. But you could sense that what he had done for the England side in terms of discipline, humility and togetherness had rubbed off on the World Cup bidding team.

The tone of the sales pitch was humble and respectful.

Becks, 34, who is fronting the official bid, said: “To have the World Cup in your own country is the dream of any player. I know first hand the passion of our fans, and they would provide an incredible atmosphere at every game.” (ANI)

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