Friday, November 16, 2007

Becks Earns Assist in England Victory

Galaxy midfielder David Beckham started and played 62 minutes to help lead the England National Team over Austria, 1-0, in an international friendly on Friday. In the 44th minute, Beckham earned the assist off a corner kick into the area for Peter Crouch, who nodded home the game's lone goal.

Next, Beckham and his England teammates will finish preparations for their European Championship qualifier against Croatia on Wednesday. England are currently in second place in Group E, three points behind Croatia and two points ahead of Russia, each of whom has a game in hand.

After the game against Croatia, Beckham, who currently has 98 caps leaving him two shy of becoming just the fifth player ever to earn 100 caps for England, will join his Galaxy teammates for the matches in Australia and New Zealand.

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