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OUR HERO: Fans wait for Beckham at Tokyo airport

A Bad Deal For Real?
Buying David Beckham enriches Real Madrid's commercial prospects but may leave it poorer on the pitch. Rumors swirling around the Spanish soccer club suggest the arrival of the English star has upset Luis Figo, Madrid's spiky-haired Portuguese ace. Figo plays on the right side of midfield, Beckham's best position. Although Figo is by common consent the better player, insiders say he is worried the club may give his role to the new guy for purely commercial reasons. Rather than warm the bench, Figo is said to be looking for another...

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