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Bend it Like Beckham! Former Captain Backs England in Crunch World Cup Tie Against Colombia

Support: Former England captain David Beckham has urged the national team to beat Colombia in the knock-out stage of the FIFA World Cup in Russia

David Beckham has voiced his support for the England football team ahead of their encounter with Colombia in the last-16 of the World Cup in Russia. He urged them in a message on his Instagram page: “Come on lads…. Big day and a day the country, fans and for sure the players are ready for … Come on England.”

The former England captain has swapped his Holland Park home for Russia since the tournament started featuring at some promotional events. He has also watched some games but his presence at tonight’s match has not been confirmed.

It could end up as a game of set-pieces as England take on Colombia in Moscow. England have already scored six goals from dead-ball situations whilst the South Americans have netted three times. Beckham himself scored his first international goal — a trademark free-kick from 25 yards — against the Colombians at the group stage of the 1998 World Cup in France as the Three Lions won two-nil.

England last won the World Cup as hosts in 1966.

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