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David Beckham visits typhoon-devastated Philippines

David Beckham has visited the Philippines as part of Unicef's relief efforts in the devastated country.

The former England captain was welcomed by hundreds of Typhoon victims in the central city of Tacloban who have been living in United Nations tents outside a sports stadium.

David Beckham greets victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines. Credit: Reuters

The 38-year-old exchanged high-fives and posed for pictures with children.

Tacloban is still struggling to recover from the impact of Typhoon Haiyan which struck last November killing 6,200 people and displacing thousands more.

Former England captain David Beckham arrives at an evacuation centre to visit typhoon victims. Credit: Reuters

Zafrin Chowdhury, a spokeswoman for the Unicef office in Manila, said Beckham was touched by the typhoon's impact and wanted to meet displaced children and their families.

Beckham and his wife Victoria have previously donated some of their designer clothes and shoes to raise funds for the victims of the disaster.


David Beckham's Miami team seeks private investors

David Beckham said he will not seek public funding for his new football club in Miami.

He said: "We don't want public money, we will fund the stadium ourselves, it is something that we have worked very hard on.

David Beckham recieved a Miami scarf from football fans Credit: RTV

The former England midfielder has taken up the option to buy a new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami."We are going to have the right investors, and I'm not just talking about wealth but people who have a passion for the game as well," Mr Beckham added.

Beckham: 'Players already interested in Miami team'

David Beckham reveals he has a list of potential players to join his new football team in Miami. "Players are already calling me up to ask me when Miami is happening," he said.

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.


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.

“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.”

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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