David Beckham is 5/1 to play for England again despite Fabio Capello’s claims that will not be picking the former England captain for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
The England coach wrote-off any chance of the LA Galaxy midfielder playing a part in his side’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, which starts against Bulgaria on September 3, claiming that the 35-year-old did not feature in his plans for the “new” England.
Beckham, who has 116 caps for his country, is expected to get a farewell appearance at Wembley but SkyBet are offering odds of 5/1 that he will wear the Three Lions once again. The bookmaker is also a more ambitious 66/1 to appear in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Meanwhile, England’s 2-1 victory over Hungary last night has seen them priced at 2/5 with Stan James and bwin to beat Bulgaria next month and 2/5 best price with William Hill to win their qualification group, which also includes Wales, Switzerland and Montenegro.
The heat has only slightly eased on Capello however, with the announcement on Beckham turning many fans and much of the press against him. That has left him at 11/4 generally to leave his post before the end of qualifying.
SkyBet’s Michael Triffitt said: “It was an encouraging England performance with plenty of players used to give Capello food for thought when selecting his starting 11 for the first qualifier.”