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LONDON - Fabio Capello booted Oasis fan David Beckham's international career into touch - on TV. 

The England boss was asked if the Three Lions legend would be part of his plans for the Euro 2012 qualifiers. 

Capello replied: "I say thank you very much for helping me at the World Cup but he is probably, little bit old."

His comments - before England's 2-1 win over Hungary - ended one of greatest careers in the country's football history.

They were probably a shock to Beckham, 35, who is recovering from an achilles injury.

After the interview, ITV cut back to the the studio where match pundit, former England striker Les Ferdinand, said: "I'm not sure if he's spoken to David already.

"I would hate to think he (Beckham) is seeing that and thinking, 'well that's the end of my England career'.

A spokesman for Becks said: "There has been no discussion of retirement. He will always be available for his country, when fit and, if needed, he will be there."

Last night the flop World Cup players expecting a massive backlash from fans weren't booed as loudly as expected.

But they were jeered off after a goalless first half and striker Wayne Rooney felt the wrath of the fans when he was substituted after another goalless performance.

Capello revealed after the game that Beckham would be given one more chance to pull on the Three Lions shirt - most likely against france on November 17.

"He will play one friendly to say bye bye," Capello told reporters.

Injured Becks ended up being part of England's World Cup support team in South Africa because of the huge respect he commands from the top players.

He was regularly seen screaming at the squad from the dug out and gave half-time pep talks to the battered squad, whose appalling World Cup infuriated fans.

In an England career that has spanned almost 14 turbulent years, Becks collected 115 caps - the most ever for an outfield player, and just ten short of goalie Peter Shilton's all-time record.

He captained England at three major tournaments - the World Cups of 2002 and 2006, and Euro 2004. And despite tearfully handing back the armband in June 2006, he said he was still willing to continue as a player.

He was initially overlooked by Capello's predecessor, Steve McClaren, but was called back into the team almost a year into his reign.

When the Italian took over, he kept faith with the former AC Milan midfielder.

But this year his dream of playing in his fourth World Cup was shattered after he injured his Achilles tendon playing for AC Milan's in a 1-0 win over Chievo "Romeo&Juliet" :) Verona (as one of his sons, Romeo :).

His World Cup career got off to a shaky start when he was famously sent off for a petulant kick at Diego Simeone during the france 1998 last-16 clash with Argentina.

He was widely blamed afterwards for effectively costing England the match.

But Beckham - famed for his ever changing hairstyles - was to bounce back and become one of the country's great sporting ambassadors.


You know the feeling you get when you feel you're older than time...
I think for Beckham it went wrong when he decided to play in the Usa... in fact to play again for England he had to go on loan to AC Milan... so, come to play there again!

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8
 

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