England boss Fabio Capello says LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham will be going to the World Cup.

And the Italian revealed it was crucial that Chelsea winger Joe Cole proved his fitness for South Africa.

Capello said: "Beckham is always with us because, for me, he is an important player. He is good in the group and is good at every moment in training.

"Cole told me he would be ready in the next five weeks. He is one more important player for us and I hope he will be ready quickly."