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Last Updated: Thursday November 12 2009 07:14 GMT

Becks not expecting to play every World Cup game

David Beckham

Football star David Beckham says he doesn't expect to be chosen to play in every game in the World Cup.

He reckons it's not about him winning caps but the England side as a whole doing well.

Just 11 more appearances for his country would make Becks the most capped player in England's history.

Around two weeks ago he signed a deal to go on loan to AC Milan to improve his chances of making the World Cup squad.

David Beckham chats to Sportsround


At the moment, the all-time England record is held by legendary goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who has played a 125 games.

David Beckham went on loan to AC Milan last season, during the break in the American soccer season.

"I need to give myself the best chance to make the World Cup squad - playing for Milan will help me," he said.

But Becks wanted to be clear he wasn't abandoning his American side.

"I'm committed to LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer in the long term and remain as passionate as ever about growing the game of soccer in America.

"I'm completely focused on ending this season on a high note with my club by winning the MLS Cup," added Beckham, talking about the MLS play-offs.