Capello hands Beckham England start

August 12, 2009
By Soccernet Staff
David Beckham was handed his 113th England cap as Fabio Capello opted not to risk Theo Walcott against Holland at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Having already sent Steven Gerrard and Ben Foster back to Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, Capello eased the fears of another big-four manager ahead of the Premier League's opening weekend by refusing to pick Walcott, who was unable to train on Wednesday night.

Instead, he handed Beckham the right-wing berth ahead of Shaun Wright-Phillips, ...

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