Tessa Jowell: We owe Beckham a 'huge debt'

The former Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has tweeted her tribute to former England captain David Beckham, who was a key figure in the successful bid for the 2012 Olympic games:

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.@lbc973 we owe David a huge debt, great footballer & great Olympic ambassador. Memories of Flame arriving @ Culdrose http://t.co/i7ZMYvfGkV

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David Beckham to retire

David Beckham said he will retire from professional football at the end of the season. He said: "I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level."