David Beckham, who's LA Galaxy were eliminated from the play off race this season at the weekend, has been appointed as a vice-president for England's 2018 World Cup bid as the country begins its quest to stage the tournament in ten years' time. Ex-England international John Barnes has joined David as vice-president.

Beckham said, "I'm proud to be part of the FA's 2018 World Cup bid and will do everything I can to help bring the tournament to England. I was able to play my part in the successful London 2012 Olympic bid and throughout my career have witnessed the difference sport makes to people's lives, all over the world."

Beckham is also hotly tipped to want to train in Europe during the MLS off season with Arsenal and AC Milan being put forward as possible opportunities.

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