Capello: Beckham’ is “too old” to continue

FABIO CAPELLO last night appeared to call time on David Beckham’s international career, admitting the 35-year-old former captain is a “little bit old”.

Beckham missed the World Cup through injury but joined Capello as part of his back-up team because of the influence he has on the squad.

But the Italian admitted the LA Galaxy midfielder is unlikely to add to his 115 England caps when he recovers from his Achilles injury.

“I say thank you very much for helping me at the World Cup but probably he is a little bit old,” Capello said.


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1 Joe Hart 7
2 Glen Johnson 7
3 Ashley Cole 7 (Kieran Gibbs 46, 7)
4 Steven Gerrard 9 (Jack Wilshere 82, 6)
5 Phil Jagielka 6
6 John?Terry 6 (Michael Dawson 46, 5)
7 Theo Walcott 7 (Ashley Young, 46, 7)
8 Frank Lampard 7 (Bobby Zamora 46, 8)
9 Adam Johnson 8
10 Wayne Rooney 7 (James Milner 66, 6)
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