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Search starts for a stadium for Beckham's Miami team

David Beckham's new football team will not start playing the Major League Soccer until at least 2016.

With no stadium to play in, one of Mr Beckham team's first task will be finding a suitable site for the club's home venue.

David Beckham announces his plans for Miami football club Credit: RTV

Asked about public investment into the team, Mr Beckham said he is not looking for government grants. "We don't want public funding. We want to fund the stadium ourselves," he said.

Mr Beckham announced his plans to build a new team in Miami. Starting the team from scratch, he is outlining the next steps in the process of securing the franchise.

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Build it like Beckham: Football star says Lego 'calms' him

David Beckham has revealed that he build Lego models to wind down.

David Beckham said he 'loves' building models from Lego Credit: PA

The football legend told The Sunday Times (£) that the plastic bricks help to "calm me down" and said that he constructed a model of London's Tower Bridge in only a few days.

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“When they [his children] get home, we’ll often play one of their favourite games, like Connect Four. They also love Lego. So do I,” the 38-year-old said.

“The last big thing I made was Tower Bridge. It was amazing. I think Lego sometimes helps to calm me down.”

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He compared Lego-building with cooking, which he said he finds “very therapeutic”.

Beckham in Peckham for Only Fools And Horses special

The one-off sketch will be broadcast on March 21st. Credit: BBC / Sport Relief

David Beckham is to guest star in a special Only Fools And Horses sketch reuniting Del Boy and Rodney for the first time in a decade.

The retired football star will appear in the film to be screened as part of BBC1's Sport Relief night in March.

Beckham is seen sitting with the duo in a greasy spoon cafe, gathered around a table on which there is a copy of the Peckham Echo.

Viewers will see the short film during the broadcast on Friday March 21. The evening will also feature a Strictly Come Dancing special with a number of sporting stars.

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Body washes up on Beckham holiday island

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David Beckham is staying on the island in the Maldives Credit: PA

A dead body has washed up at an exclusive resort in the Maldives where David Beckham is taking a Christmas holiday with his family, police said.

Police said the man, a Sri Lankan national, was not a guest or employee of the resort where Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was also reportedly staying.

"The body was removed to a morgue and investigations are underway," police spokesman Hassan Haneef told the AFP news agency.

Beckham, his wife Victoria and their four children remained at the de luxe resort despite the problems on Sunday, tourism sources said.

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David Beckham: I couldn't watch Man U for two years

David Beckham has admitted that he couldn't watch Manchester United for two years after leaving the club.

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Speaking on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show, the football legend said he never wanted to stop being a red and said the way he left the club made him "sad".

Read: David Beckham always 'surprised' at how life has turned out

Beckham: Mandela had genuine love for so many

David Beckham met Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in 2003. Credit: Reuters

Former England captain David Beckham has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, whom he met while on international duty in South Africa in 2003.

Writing on his Facebook page, Beckham said: "My heart goes out to the people in South Africa and Mr Mandela's family.

"We have lost a true gentleman and a courageous human being. It was truly an honor to have known a man who had genuine love for so many people. Rest in peace."

Pele: Mandela 'one of most influential people in my life'

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Beckham expects 'a few tears' from his mother

David Beckham says he expects his mother to cry when she watches a film about his time at Manchester United.

The film examines the difficult period in Beckham's life after he was sent off at the 1998 World Cup.

"There will be a few tears in there from my mum I'm sure," Beckham said.

David Beckham speaks to ITV News at the Class of '92 premiere.
David Beckham speaks to ITV News at the Class of '92 premiere. Credit: ITV News

The former England captain said he valued the support of his teammates throughout tough moments of his career.

"It's the same for all of us six. There were good times, there were bad times, there were troubled times where we all stuck together," he said.

"But that is part of the movie, part of the history of the six of us.

"That is why it makes this such a great story."

Watch David Beckham's interview with Sports Correspondent Ian Payne

Manchester United stars arrive at Class of '92 premiere

Class of '92 stars David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil and Gary Neville arrived at the documentary's premiere at Leicester Square.

(L-R) Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes arrive at the world premiere of The Class of '92.
(L-R) Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes arrive at the world premiere of The Class of '92. Credit: Yui mok/PA

The former England captain attended the event with wife Victoria, and the couple's three sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

David and Victoria Beckham with their children Brooklyn (back), Romeo (left) and Cruz (right).
David and Victoria Beckham with their children Brooklyn (back), Romeo (left) and Cruz (right). Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

One Direction star Harry Styles also attended the premiere in support of Beckham, whom he described as "everyone's idol".

When asked about reports that Beckham could become Sir David in the New Year Honours List, Styles replied: "Why not? He's a national treasure isn't he? It makes sense. I thought he was already."

Harry Styles from One Direction speaks to ITV News at the premiere of The Class of '92.
Harry Styles from One Direction speaks to ITV News at the premiere of The Class of '92. Credit: ITV News

Watch: Beckham tells ITV News he is surprised 'every day' at how life turned out

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