David Beckham will not be fit to play in the 2010 World Cup!
In the final stages of AC Milan’s game against Cheivo Verona on Sunday Beckham inured his left achillies’ tendon. He moved back one step with his left foot, hesitated, moved forward and instantly started to hop on his right foot motioning to the bench that something was wrong with his left foot.
If Beckham was able to play in this summer’s World Cup he would have made history by being the only English player to ever play in four World Cups, but his dream was torn to pieces.
It is ironic that Beckham got injured while playing for AC Milan.
In an attempt to regain a starting role on the England National team David Beckham decided to leave his MLS Club the Los Angeles Galaxy and join Italian giants AC Milan to improve his chances of being selected by England coach Fabio Capello. Both coach and player felt Beckham needed to be playing in an elite European league if he was to be apart of the 23 man roster that would travel to South Africa.
The David Beckham loss is a huge blow for club, country, sponsors and the World Cup. Beckham is one of the most famous people on the planet and this loss will have an effect on viewer ratings and average fans who are watching the World Cup for the first time.
“David Beckham is a household name,” said Rich Mkhondo, a spokesman for the World Cup organizing committee. “If he had been at the World Cup in South Africa it would have enhanced spectator presence. We wish him luck and hope that he has a speedy recovery. We would love it if he recovers in time and is picked to play at the World Cup.” This quote was taken from Foxsoccer.com
David Beckham is expected to be out for six months and make a full recovery.
I also would like to talk about one more thing. I could not help but think of Achilles from the famous story between the Greeks and the Trojans. David Beckham in the world of soccer is like Achilles in the world of military gods back in his hey day. They both are charismatic and leaders of their country. (Beckham was captain of the 2002 and 2006 World Cups) I must say it is ironic that a man of Beckham’s status injures his achilles’ tendon ending his world cup dreams.
Something to ponder!
Until next time….I will see you at the back of the net!