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Victoria Beckham 'so excited' by David's birthday bash

Victoria Beckham has revealed she is "so excited" to be spending husband David Beckham's 40th birthday in Marrakech.

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Royal baby could share birthday with David Beckham

If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child arrives before the end of the day, the new prince or princess will share their birthday with David Beckham and singers Lily Allen and Engelbert Humperdinck.

David Beckham has turned 40 today Credit: Press Association

The former England football captain, who is celebrating his 40th birthday, knows the Duke of Cambridge well, having worked closely with him on England's World Cup bid and attended his wed

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Beckham reveals Sir Alex told him to shave off his Mohawk in Wembley toilets

Sir Alex didn't approve. Credit: PA

David Beckham has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson told him to shave off his Mohawk haircut just an hour before Manchester United were due to play Chelsea in the Charity Shield.

Sir Alex put a whole new spin on his 'hairdryer treatment' by telling Beckham to go to the toilets in the stadium and shave off the hairstyle.

Beckham told the Graham Norton Show in an episode to be broadcast on Friday night: "I was in the dressing room with an hour to go before kick off when Sir Alex Ferguson saw it and made me shave it off.

"I said no at first and then I saw his face change very quickly so I went and shaved it off in the toilet.

"He was very strict. It was the reputation of the club, he wanted all the players to look professional and he felt it wasn’t the right look. We were playing at Wembley too, so he kind of had a point!"

Beckham played the game in 2000 with a shaved head. Credit: PA

Beckham gives Figo Fifa presidency backing

David Beckham has offered his support to former Real Madrid team-mate Luis Figo in his bid to be Fifa president.

The two midfielders played together in the Spanish capital, with the Portuguese star hoping to oust Sepp Blatter a the head of football's world governing body.

David Beckham, left, is back Luis Figo, right. Credit: PA

"I welcome the candidacy of my friend Luis for Fifa president. Any successful organisation needs to have good people who are passionate about the game and want to do the best for fans.

"Fifa will only benefit from having a wide range of strong candidates present their visions for the game and it's good to see people volunteer. I wish Luis and the other candidates well."

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