For years England have wanted to replicate Germany's World Cup successes and now it seems they even want to copy their kit.
Retiring midfielder David Beckham declared tonight's match at the Parc des Princes "couldn't have been any more perfect".
With professional football now behind him and money not an issue, what could David Beckham turn his hand to now?
David Beckham was hoisted aloft and thrown in the air by his younger team-mates at Paris Saint-Germain as he finished his final home game winning 3-1 against Stade Brestois.
An emotional David Beckham has finished his last home game as his team Paris Saint-Germain beat Stade Brestois 3-1.
The entire Parc des Prince stadium rose to applaud and cheer Beckham before the team gathered around to embrace him as he retired from football.
Retiring midfielder David Beckham's family has turned up to support him in his final home game, captaining Paris Saint-Germain.
Beckham announced his retirement midweek with coach Carlo Ancelotti confirming he would play in tonight's final match at the Parc des Princes this season.
David Beckham is playing in Paris Saint-Germain's final home game of the season against Stade Brestois, as he announced his announced his retirement on Thursday.
A statement from PSG on the eve of tonight's game, however, also confirmed the 38-year-old former England captain would lead out the team in what could be his final match of a decorated career.
"David Beckham will wear the captain's armband tonight during his last match at the Parc des Princes," the statement read.
"A tribute will be paid to British midfielder who announced this week he would take his retirement at the end of this season".
Atletico Madrid have won their 10th King's Cup by beating Real Madrid 2-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho were sent off as Atletico beat Real in extra-time at the Bernabeu.
They overcame their local rivals for the first time in 14 years to lift the Copa del Rey.
The Stoke City pig head stunt is the second prank at the club in a week.
On Sunday, striker Michael Owen tweeted pictures of his car pelted with eggs and flour.
The girlfriend of Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones has criticised the prank by his team-mates that involved placing a pig's head in his locker.
She tweeted that it was "not even close to funny" as Jones is a Rastafarian, so does not eat pork:
Big men acting like kids a pigs head is not a prank its just disgusting!!!!! Wtf??? I don't get how was that sup 2 be funny!!!! Really???From @kissakj on Twitter:
Listen 4 all those who don't get it lay the f! back! Where I come from that's not anywhere close 2 funny! Esp not knowing religious beliefsFrom @kissakj on Twitter:
It just takes a minute to be sensitive to someone's beliefs no one says u can't have a sense of humour but let it be a joke! This wasn't!From @kissakj on Twitter:
Stoke City have issued a statement in response to reports of an incident at their Clayton Wood Training Ground on Friday, in which it is believed a pig's head was left in the locker of striker Kenwyne Jones.
– Stoke City official statement
The Club takes seriously reports of an incident at our Training Ground this afternoon.
A full internal investigation will be carried out and those responsible for any unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with the Club’s disciplinary procedures.
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An internal investigation has been launched after a pig's head was allegedly found in Kenwyne Jones's locker in the Stoke City dressing room.
This picture was posted to American player Brek Shea's Instagram account.
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