David Beckham Announces Retirement

A Brief History of David Beckham
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The undoubted low point of Beckham's playing career came when he received his first-ever red card in 1998, for flicking his leg out at Argentina's Diego Simeone during England's World Cup knockout game. After being sent off, England held on for a 2-2 tie but would be eliminated on penalty kicks (an all too common fate for England fans). Beckham escaped the intense media scrutiny back home in England — the Daily Mirror printed a dartboard with a picture of him centered on the bull's-eye — by going to New York to be with his Spice Girl fiancée Victoria "Posh Spice" Adams.

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