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Beckham considers resuming playing career

David Beckham has hinted he may resume his career by playing for the Major League Soccer team he is trying to launch in Miami, reports BBC Sport. The 39-year-old former England captain retired in May 2013 after a 20-year playing career, but on a BBC One documentary, Beckham said: "There's never been a player-owner but maybe?"

Beckham admitted he had "a tough time" after retiring as a player but has gone through "a stage of enjoying the rest" and is tempted to come out of retirement.

He said: "Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game and I start thinking to myself 'Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?'"

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