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Becks sees red as World Cup nears


February 27, 2006
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David Beckham and his England team-mates took a step back in time this week when they donned new jerseys that are a replica of those worn by the 1966 World Cup-winning team.

The handsome athlete joined Newcastle's Michael Owen and Chelsea's Frank Lampard to unveil the new kit. With a three lions crest on the left hand side, the red jersey is almost identical to the one Geoff Hurst and Bobby Moore sported when they beat Germany in the final 40 years ago.

"The new kit is great. Sixty-six was such a big part of our country's history and to have something that can emulate that is special for us," said David. "It feels good and that's the important part. We've worked hard to get to the position we're in now. We're in the finals and, if we perform and we get a little bit of luck, we've got the talent in our team to go all the way."

Becks is hoping the jersey will bring his team good fortune when they travel to Germany this summer, but football fans won't have to wait that long to see their heroes in action, as they take on Uruguay in a friendly match on Wednesday night.

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David shares a joke with his former Real Madrid team mate Michael Owen during the photocall. "Sixty-six was such a big part of our country's history and to have something that can emulate that is special for us," he saidPhoto: © EMPICS
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England stars (from left) Joe Cole, John Terry, Michael Owen, David Beckham and Frank Lampard unveil the new kitPhoto: © EMPICS

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