David Beckham quits as England’s World Cup Captain

David Beckham announced his resignation as England’s captain after England lost their chances at the cup by losing to Portugal in penalty kick overtime 3-1 on Saturday.

“Our performance during this World Cup has not been enough to progress further, and both myself and all the players regret that, and I hurt… I hurt by that more than people realize”

Here is Beckham crying after his World Cup dreams were shattered:

And here he is announcing his resignation as World Cup captain:

Beckham is said to have made the decision after a heart-to-heart phone call with his wife, Victoria, who has supported him on the sidelines by losing even more weight and wearing skimpy outfits:

DAVID Beckham decided to step down as England captain yesterday after an emotional heart-to-heart phone call from wife Victoria.

Posh, 32, and seven-year-old son Brooklyn both wept after seeing Becks limp off the pitch at Gelsenkirchen in tears.

She tried to console him in mobile phone calls as she was ferried from the stadium to the wives and girlfriends’ hotel in Baden-Baden.

Becks finally sat down in his hotel room to compose his resignation statement in the early hours of yesterday after he and Victoria agreed that he should resign.

An England insider said last night: “A lot of raw emotion poured out during their talks on the phone. It’s a decision Becks could never have made without Victoria — they made it together.

“He wanted to bow out as a World Cup winner but it just didn’t turn out that way and they agreed it was time to take a new direction together.

“It was a mature decision which will take the pressure off the whole family.” Beckham, 31, fought back tears and his voice cracked with emotion as he read out his handwritten speech.

In it, he said he had lived the dream and was “extremely proud” to have worn the captain’s armband.
Real Madrid star Becks was helped away by FA minders after reading out his 110-second statement.

Chelsea skipper John Terry is now set to become England’s new captain.
His first game in charge will be the friendly against Greece at Old Trafford on August 16.

Here are pictures of Victoria Beckham crying after England lost on Saturday. [via] she is also seen arriving at the soccer stadium on 6/20 and outside of a restaurant in Stahlbad. Germany on 6/14. There are also some pics of her at a game with Cheryl Tweedy on 6/15. [via]

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