Beckham out for six to eight weeks

David Beckham breaks his foot in a Champions League match, will be out for six to eight weeks.

updated: February 25, 2007 09:27 IST
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There's disastrous news for the English football team ahead of the World Cup. Team captain and star striker David Beckham limped off the field only 17 minutes into a Champions Cup second-leg quarter-final against Deportivo La Coruna. Beckham broke his foot and will be out for six to eight weeks. The Manchester United midfielder suffered the injury in the 3-2 quarter-final victory over Deportivo after a head-on, two-footed tackle by Argentine midfielder Aldo Pedro Duscher. This means that he will miss the remaining European and domestic challenges and there is also a big question mark over whether he will make it in time for the World Cup. England plays Sweden on June 2 in the World Cup opener. (PTI)