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Beckham: Moving World Cup to winter 'a big decision'

David Beckham has told ITV News that moving the World Cup to winter is "a big decision" for FIFA. Football's world governing body is expected to take the first step towards moving the tournament by appointing a task force to oversee the process.

FIFA's executive committee will decide on moving the tournament from the summer to avoid the extreme heat Credit: Press Association

Beckham launches Belstaff store

David Beckham attends the opening of Belstaff House on New Bond Street Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

David Beckham has joined fashionistas Jemma Kidd, Jodie Kidd and Pixie Lott as Belstaff opened its newest flagship store in Bond Street.

David Beckham (centre) at a photocall for the opening of Belstaff House, New Bond Street, during London Fashion Week Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The launch was marked with a motorcycle parade down New Bond Street. David Beckham was unveiled as the face of the brand's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.

Pixie Lott attends the opening of Belstaff House on New Bond Street Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment


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No 10: Beckham a 'brilliant ambassador for this country'

The Prime Minister's view is that David Beckham has been an outstanding footballer throughout his career but not only that he has been a brilliant ambassador for this country, not least if we remember all the work he did on helping us win London 2012.

The Prime Minister's message would simply be to say: congratulations on a fantastic career.

– Number 10 spokesman
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Roy Hodgson: Let's keep Becks in football

England manager Roy Hodgson said he hopes David Beckham resists the temptation to move away from football in retirement, and instead remains involved in the game:

David is a man with many talents and a lot of people will now be offering him different jobs, different roles, some of which could take him away from football, but I’m rather hoping we will be able to keep him in football.

We could benefit from his experience, we could benefit from his charisma, and benefit from the magnificent past he has had as a football player.

I didn’t know him too well before taking the job, but since I have been appointed he has been unbelievably supportive, if only with things like text messages wishing us luck.

In David Beckham England has a big fan, a great supporter.

– Roy Hodgson, England Manager
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