Beckham out of England’s friendly with Brazil

David Beckham has had to pull out of this weekend’s international friendly between England and Brazil in Qatar.

David Beckham has had to pull out of this weekend’s international friendly between England and Brazil in Qatar.

The 34-year old midfielder will be required to remain in Los Angeles as the LA Galaxy take on Houston Dynamo in the MLS Western Conference final for a chance to go through to the MLS Cup Final.

Beckham was instrumental in helping the Galaxy net the only goal of the game, a penalty converted by Landon Donovan, but was substituted soon after for precautionary reasons with a lower back injury.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, who will link up with AC Milan for a second loan stint in January, was named in Fabio Capello’s squad to take on Brazil but will now be withdrawn as he focuses on club matters.

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