Sepp Blatter's good luck message to 'iconic' Beckham

The President of FIFA Sepp Blatter has tweeted his tribute to 'iconic' David Beckham after he announced his retirement and wished the former England capital good luck:

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David Beckham, one of the most iconic figures in global football is retiring from playing. It’s the end of a chapter of an amazing story.

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David grew up as a football loving child & achieved his dreams, and unquestionably inspired millions of boys & girls to try & do the same

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Whatever he chooses to do next I’m sure he’ll approach with the same dedication & good grace he displayed the last 21 years. Good Luck!

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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."