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David Beckham: European Career Over

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02:  Football player David Beckham attends the Semi final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Rafael Nadal of Spain on Day Eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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GackSports.comContributor IJuly 31, 2010

After injuring his left Achilles’ tendon playing for AC Milan, David Beckham has declared his European days over. The only real reason Beckham was playing for Milan was for the opportunity to play in the World Cup, and the injury came as a result of over-stressing his body during that preparation.

Of course, if Beckham can still make a difference to a European club in a couple of years, he’s more than willing to take up the opportunity.

“I think it’s something I will have to think about carefully now,” Beckham said recently, “I don’t think it will happen, to be honest. This injury came as a result of me pushing it too hard for the last two years—going to AC Milan when I could have had a few months’ rest.

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