Beckham hopes 100th cap starts new phase

March 24, 2008
LONDON -- David Beckham is hopeful his 100th international appearance for England is the start of a new phase.

Beckham, the former England captain, will play against France on Wednesday after being recalled by coach Fabio Capello. Beckham would become just the fifth Englishman to reach that milestone.

"As much as I'm honored to be here, I want it to carry on," Beckham said Monday. "It doesn't stop here for me. It's not about 'Have your 100th game and then retire.' It's about ...

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