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Beckham to Earn 100th England Cap

  • Reuters, Thursday, March 6, 2008 5 PM
Barring injury, David Beckham is on course to earn his 100th cap for England, national team coach Fabio Capello revealed on Wednesday. "He will get his 100th cap if he is fit and in form," the England manager said, adding that either he or his assistant Franco Baldini would travel to the U.S. to see Beckham play in the L.A. Galaxy's March 15 friendly against FC Dallas.

"I know Beckham very well from Real Madrid and I hope David will play the 100th game and get that cap," Capello told the official England supporters' club. The Italian left Beckham out of his first squad to face Switzerland because he wasn't match fit.

"I understand from reading his last interview that at this moment his fitness isn't good," Capello said, referring to an interview Beckham gave last week. "I will phone him because I want to know exactly what he thinks." Capello added that if he weren't fit to face France on March 26, Beckham would still be in contention for a place in subsequent friendlies against the USA and Trinidad & Tobago after the end of the English club season.

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