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Beckham keen to add experience to young England

DAVID Beckham says England manager Fabio Capello has given the team its only chance of winning the World Cup in 2010.

England currently sits atop its qualification group with four wins from four matches, and the Italian coach has reignited England's style following its failure to qualify for Euro 2008.

"My experience (is what I add), because it's a young team," Beckham was quoted today in Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport. "It is enough that I can be useful to the group and still be working with Capello, who has changed our mentality. We needed it."

Former captain Beckham has his eyes firmly set on being part of England's World Cup bid in South Africa. It would be his fourth World Cup, and having recently equaled Bobby Moore's total of 108 caps, another Cup campaign could well put him in sight of Peter Shilton's national record of 125.

Beckham recently agreed to stay with AC Milan until the end of the Italian season, when he will return to the Los Angeles Galaxy and play in Major League Soccer until the end of November.

He will rejoin Milan at the end of 2009 and stay with Carlo Ancelotti's side up to the World Cup.

"I've no regrets about going to the United States or going back there to finish the season," he said.


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