Beckham saves the day for England

Updated: 25 February 2007 07:37 IST

David Beckham rescued England as England scraped into next year's World Cup finals thanks to his equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Greece.

Beckham saves the day for England

Paris:

David Beckham rescued England from the brink yesterday as England flirted with disaster before scraping into next year's World Cup finals thanks to his injury-time equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Greece. Beckham wove his deadball magic to stun Group 9 rivals Germany, whose own campaign fizzled out with a 0-0 stalemate against Finland, which forces them into the play-offs. Joining England in the finals in Japan and South Korea next summer were Italy, who beat Hungary 1-0 in Parma with an Alessandro Del Piero freekick to wrap up Group Eight. Croatia, Portugal, Russia and Denmark also booked their passage.

Topics : Football
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