World soccer superstar David Beckham is on the verge of missing England’s high-profile clash with Brazil if LA Galaxy win their MLS play-off next week.
This would mean that David Beckham will miss his chance of breaking Peter Shilton’s 125-cap record in South Africa next year.
Fabio Capello’s England fly to Qatar for a World Cup warm-up with favourites Brazil in Doha on November 14 but Beckham will be occupied with his American club if Galaxy beat rivals Chivas USA in their MLS Cup play-off.
If Galaxy progress to the next round, they will play on Thursday, November 12 and that is less than 48 hours before England kick off in Doha, making it virtually impossible for Beckham to be involved.
Beckham, now age 34, won his 115th England cap against Belarus two weeks ago and is desperate to overtake Shilton’s record.
If England make it all the way to the final in South Africa, they will play 11 games between now and the end of the season and Beckham would need to be involved in every one to become the most-capped player.