Last Saturday’s game between Southampton and Chelsea ended with a win for Southampton and it was mainly for the goal scored by James Ward-Prowse. He closed in on a record set by David Beckham, the legend of Manchester United. The winning goal was executed by James as a free kick. This was seen by many as close to the tally set by David Beckham.
Many are now talking about how James Ward-Prowse is close to the record set by David Beckham. He has now scored from a total of 17 free kicks during Premier League matches. This sets him one goal behind David Beckham who is regarded as the Goldenballs bearer. The free-kick goal was indeed a stunning win that James Ward-Prowse provided his team. Southampton also made an impressive statement with their wins, especially with Ruben Telles as their interim boss. Hence, Telles is sure to land the job by the time the season ends. Continue reading
John Stones is expected to miss out as Manchester City host Manchester United at the Etihad on Sunday. The centre-back was forced off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury while playing for England against Germany during the international break and while there has been no confirmation of the issue, it is unlikely he features in the derby.
Better news for City is that Aymeric Laporte has taken part in first-team training, with the centre-back yet to play this season after undergoing knee surgery in the summer. He is closing in on a return, though this weekend will come too soon. Kalvin Phillips is a longer-term absentee, and he faces a race to recover from shoulder surgery in time for the World Cup. While Manuel Akanji has been impressive since arriving from Borussia Dortmund, Nathan Ake could be the preferred partner for Ruben Dias in defence. Kyle Walker missed the trip to Wolves before the international break but is fully fit again. Continue reading
David Beckham’s latest role has been unveiled as he shared his top tourist tips for people visiting Qatar. The former footballer, 47, has been named the new face and partner of Qatar Tourism’s stopover campaign, showcasing the best of Qatar for visitors. Ahead of the World Cup being hosted in Qatar, David was seen soaking up the culture as he explored the Souq Waqif and travelled around the streets on a motorbike in a new video revealing what tourists shouldn’t miss while there.
Adventuring around the country in 48 hours, David explored the spice markets, camped in the desert and motorbiked around Doha among his activities. David said Qatar has surprised him with a wide range of great experiences you can have in just 48 hours. The people are warm and welcoming, and it is a great place to spend a few days. He also added that the people of Qatar are really passionate about their culture and the mix of modern and traditional creates something really special. Continue reading
David Beckham has sent his congratulations to his son after Romeo scored a free-kick reminiscent of his famous father. Beckham senior is celebrated as one of the best free-kick takers of all time, having curled in numerous efforts for England, Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy – and it seems he has passed on the skillet. Romeo started his football career at Arsenal’s academy but has been given his start at Inter Miami – the club which is part-owned by his father. The 19-year-old is currently playing for the Florida side’s second-string while he develops his game, and that is where his viral free-kick came from.
Romeo’s strike came in Inter Miami II’s 3-1 win over Orlando City II in the MLS Next Pro League. With his team 2-1 up and the game nearing its end, Romeo took his opportunity to net his first goal for the club when they won a free-kick 25 yards out. He ran up to the ball in a manner which echoed his dad, struck it nicely to get the ball over the wall and into the bottom corner. While it wasn’t a perfect imitation of David Beckham’s style, as he was best known for finding the top corner, it was an eye-catching way to get off the mark. Continue reading
Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham was one of several celebrities who graced the latest Soccer Aid held on Sunday. Apart from David Beckham, other celebrities such as Usain Bolt, Arsene Wenger, Idris Elba, Andriy Shevchenko, Mo Farah, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and many more.
The Soccer Aid is a charity match organised to raise a lot of money for Unicef. For the 2022 edition of the yearly programme at the London Stadium, home of Premier League team West Ham United, over £15m was raised at the end of the entertaining match. Continue reading
Aston Villa forward Indiana Vassilev has rejoined MLS side Inter Miami CF on a season long loan deal for the second time in his career. Vassilev, 21, made 21 appearances for the American side co-owned by former England and Premier League midfielder David Beckham, scoring three goals, after joining in July 2021. Vassilev made his Premier League debut for Villa in the 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion in the 2019/20 season, after coming on in the 67th minute under former manager Dean Smith.
Since then the American has had loan spells at both Burton Albion and Cheltenham Town but failed to score a goal across 24 appearances for the two English sides. Vassilev now rejoins a Miami side managed by former Everton and Manchester United defender Phillip Neville, with the aim of replicating his form previously shown at the club. His current deal at Villa Park will expire this summer after signing an extension in May 2020. Continue reading
Inter Miami manager Phil Neville has revealed that one of the biggest reasons that attracted him to the managerial job at the Major League Soccer (MLS) is David Beckham and his quest to make Inter Miami renowned on the world football stage. Neville talked about Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham in a chat with Zarah Connolly of Manchester United TV as he talked about life as an MLS coach.
Neville was formerly a player of Manchester United and Everton before he became a coach with the Red Devils. He was then the manager for the women’s senior team in England for a period of three years from 2018 to 2021 before he took the Inter Miami job at the start of last year. Speaking further, Neville said he’s an ambitious manager and that he wants to manage at the highest level before adding that David Beckham and the other owners have big plans for Inter Miami and that they want to give the club aworldwide appeal. Continue reading
An ageing David Beckham made a surprise move to French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) during the 2013 winter transfer window. It was announced on January 31, 2013 that David Beckham would be having a medical at PSG ahead of his move to the club. He penned a five-month deal at PSG after passing his medicals and thereafter said that his salary would go to a local charity for children.
PSG fans had to wait for over three weeks to see David Beckham in action. He came off the substitutes bench for the final 14 minutes of the home clash with rivals Marseille in the French Ligue 1 to become the 400th
player to represent the capital club. His PSG debut was on February 24, 2013. David Beckham won a fourth different league title as part of the PSG squad that won the French Ligue 1 title by beating Lyon 1-0 at the end of the 2012/13 season. The Lyon game was played on May 12, 2013. Four days later, David Beckham announced that he would hang up his boots at the end of the season. He had previously won league titles in Spain, England and Italy. Continue reading
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has been backed to break the free-kick record in the Premier League currently held by English football icon David Beckham after his sensational long-range free-kick during last weekend’s 3-1 loss at Wolves. England international Ward-Prowse was backed by Ex-Liverpool and Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy while he was on the BBC Match of the Day.
Murphy while speaking on the sensational free-kick from Southampton skipper Ward-Prowse said it was one of the best free-kicks he has seen and that it was a phenomenal effort. Speaking further, the BBC pundit said that Ward-Prowse hit the valve like Cristiano Ronaldo occasionally does in the past and it flew into the back of the net. Ward-Prowse left Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa with no chance of saving the ball as he halved the deficit with six minutes remaining on the clock after the hosts had taken a two-goal lead through goals from Raul Jimenez (penalty) and skipper ConorCoady. Wolves went on to seal a 3-1 home win over the Saints through the breakaway goal from speedy winger AdamaTraore.
Inter Miami manager Phil Neville has made the decision to promote his son to the first team squad at the MLS (Major League Soccer) outfit ahead of the new season which does not start until next year. Neville has made the decision to promote Harvey to the Inter Miami first team squad on the back of crunch talks with co-owner and Ex-Manchester United teammate David Beckham.
David Beckham played a big role in the emergence of Neville as the Inter Miami manager at the start of the year and the team would fall short of a playoff spot at the end of the just concluded regular season. Neville and his Inter Miami players were a long way from seventh spot, which was the minimum requirement for a playoff spot. They finished in a disappointing 11th
spot on the Eastern Conference standings after a poor record of 12 wins, five draws and 17 defeats in 34 games.