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ISL: Auction kicks off as Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Zidane get behind Delhi Dynamos

The Indian Super League auction took place today, with a host of world football stars both present and following along at home.

One man who was following the action was former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham, who took to Facebook to send a message of support to Delhi Dynamos after former teammate Roberto Carlos was named as the franchise's head coach for the season.

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Bend it like... And it's none other than David Beckham who has sent an extra special message for the newly appointed #DelhiDynamos Head Coach, Roberto Carlos! #OlaCarlos
Posted by Delhi Dynamos on Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Brazilian legend was announced as Delhi's new coach last week:

Zinedine Zidane was also behind the Dynamos, posting his support for the club:

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Join Zinedine Zidane in greeting his former teammate and our new coach and marquee player Roberto Carlos. #OlaCarlos #DelhiDynamos
Posted by Delhi Dynamos on Thursday, 9 July 2015

The most anticipated auction of the night was for Indian captain Sunil Chhetri, who has scored 50 goals in 87 international appearances. Chhetri was signed to Mumbai City for a lower than anticipated 1.2 crore rupees, equivalent to about AUD $2.5m.

The total amount raised during the auction was 7.22 crores rupees, equivalent to around AUD $15m.

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