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Football: Peters: Beckham Career Should Be Over

Posted on: November 19, 2008

LONDON: David Beckham’s career should be over, England’s 1966 World Cup winner Martin Peters said following the LA Galaxy midfielder’s run of substitute appearances.

The captain of England’s World Cup-winning side at Wembley, the late Bobby Moore, has 108 caps and Beckham, who was not picked for today’s friendly against Germany in Berlin, has one less at 107.

Peters feels it is time to blood other players in the 33-year-old’s position.

Peters, speaking at an event organised by an England team sponsor said: “David Beckham has been great for the country and has been a great captain — but I think it is the time to maybe look elsewhere, to the future.”

Peters feels the cap has been devalued with the amount of substitutions made.
“Bobby Moore was a great friend of mine — he played 108 games and played 90 minutes every game,” Peters said.

New Straits Times

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