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Capello: Beckham is too old

2010-08-11 21:41

Wembley -David Beckham's England career appears to be over after coach Fabio Capello indicated the midfielder is too old.

Beckham has played 115 internationals - the most for an England outfield player and only bettered by now-retired goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

The 35-year-old Beckham missed out on playing at a fourth World Cup after tearing an Achilles' tendon in March while on loan to AC Milan from the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Capello told British broadcaster ITV that the former captain is "probably a bit too old" to play for England again.

The Italian coach added: "Thank you, David."

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