Tuesday, 11 September 2007

David Beckham's Invitation To Play In England Legends Match

David Beckham has been invited by the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) to play in a friendly at the City Of Manchester Stadium on December 2nd, between an England Legends XI (for whom he will be playing) and a World XI, with former England coaches Terry Venables and Sven Goran Eriksson in charge of the teams.

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said: "We have invited David, who is an ambassador in our centenary year, to play at the City of Manchester Stadium. If he is available we would want him to play for the England Legends team. But it all depends on the commitments his club in America, LA Galaxy, might have at that time."

With the MLS season taking a break in December, he will be available, but I do not think the Galaxy will allow him to play. This game does not fall on a FIFA match date, so he is not obligated to play by FIFA rules. Once fit Galaxy will not want their "cash cow" to play competitively until the MLS season restarts. David will no doubt want to play, but as it is merely an exhibition match I guess his bosses will say no.


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