Beckham at the World Cup… from a red card to the winner against Argentina
ENGLAND manager Glenn Hoddle publicly accuses him of not concentrating on the tournament and Becks does not start in either of England’s first two matches.
He is picked for their third match against Colombia and scores from a long-range free kick, his first goal for England.
Receives a red card against Argentina in the second round and is blamed for England’s elimination.
South Korea/Japan 2002 Only partially fit, Beckham played in the first match against Sweden and scored the winning goal (a penalty) in a match against Argentina.
England were knocked out of the tournament in the quarter-finals by eventual winners Brazil.
Beckham’s free kick leads to an own-goal by Carlos Gamarra against Paraguay as England win 1-0.
In England’s next match, against Trinidad and Tobago, Becks is named Man of the Match and he then scores from a free kick in the second round match against Equador, giving England a 1-0 win.
In the quarter-finals, against Portugal, Beckham is substituted following an injury shortly after half-time and the England team go on to lose the match on penalties.