(Source: The Canadian Press) SAO PAULO, Brazil – David Beckham will announce plans Tuesday for his third soccer academy – the Beckham World of Sport in Brazil, a sports complex that will be located in a soon-to-be-built luxury resort that backers say will be one of the country’s largest.
The latest David Beckham Academy will be among the highlights of the new development in northeastern Brazil, according to a statement by the Cabo Sao Roque resort, which will be built near the resort city of Natal.
Beckham is a partner in the resort project, and also will oversee the academy, a soccer training facility on the resort’s grounds. Beckham’s academies already have been established in London and at the Home Depot Center in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, home to the Los Angeles Galaxy and the U.S. national teams programs.
Internet filled with unconfirmed rumors about Becks’ 100th cap
As many fans have already pointed out, there are a whole lot of unconfirmed rumors and hearsay about Capello having let his “inner-circle” know he intends to leave Beckham out of his first squad for the friendly against Switzerland. The reason would be that Capello is doubting the player’s fitness level. The 32 year old played his last match last October with L.A. Galaxy.
We all know that he’s been training hard so I think it’s just best to wait for the official announcement before jumping to any conclusion. How trustworthy is an inner-circle that would leak such information anyways. Here is a link to an interesting article on this rumor, which contains a small poll amongst the paper’s writers at the end. Click here to read.
Other, nicer unconfirmed reports: Becks to host cystic fibrosis charity dinner
TheSun.co.uk was reporting that Beckham will replace Thierry Henry in a cystic fibrosis charity dinner. He was quoted:
“As soon as I found out I couldn’t be there I contacted David and he was only too happy to fill my shoes. That’s the sort of guy he is.”
Please click here to read the full story, which is a nice read about challenges faced because of it by a close friend of Henry who has a daughter with the disease.