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David Beckham injured, likely out for the World Cup

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david-beckham-injury.jpgEnglish midfielder David Beckham suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in his left ankle while playing for AC Milan Sunday, an injury that is expected to keep him out of this summer's World Cup.

The 34-year-old star will fly to Finland for surgery on Monday, according to club physician Jean Pierre Meerssema. Meerssema told the Times of London that Beckham is "definitely out" for the sport's biggest tournament in South Africa.

Beckham was standing alone with the ball during the final minutes of the match when he shifted his weight and grabbed at his ankle in pain.

The injury comes just three months before he would have become the first English player to appear in four World Cups.

It's a bitter pill for Beckham, who was said to be crying by teammates in the locker room. He had worked himself into a position on the national team after three years of work. While not expected to start, his experience and leadership would have given England a boost.

Ironically, the news may in fact help the United States, who open against the now Beckham-less English team on June 12. You'll recall his much ballyhooed stint with the Los Angeles Galaxy was supposed to buoy soccer's popularity in this country. Now, his absence may help do just that.

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Poor Beckham, but he's not too bad off. His absense from the English National soccer team shouldn't impact too much on the 2010 World Cup Odds though. The English game is far more dependent on Wayne Rooney than on Beckham.

Thats terrible. I have seen it live...

The translation into german (Übersetzung Deutsch Englisch) at the german TV was very bad. It came on RTL at the German TV

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It's a bitter pill for Beckham, who was said to be crying by teammates in the locker room. He had worked himself into a position on the national team after three years of work. While not expected to start, his experience and leadership would have given England a boost.
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I saw that game at the german TV. I feel sorry for Beckham. The experience he could give to the team is missing now.
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I saw that game at the german TV. I feel sorry for Beckham. The experience he could give to the team is missing now.
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poor guy..i hope he recover soon.

I am a big fan of David Beckham, he is good-looking, sporty and the man with everything, well nearly, he's not got me. :-)

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Unfortunately, David missed the cup. However, we need to blame Robert Green who destroyed all our dreams during the last would cup. Probably, Backham will be helpful to prepare UK team to the next European cup.

I am sorry to hear this. Best wishes for him!

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