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Last Updated: Monday March 15 2010 06:21 GMT

Becks may not play in World Cup

David Beckham

David Beckham looks almost certain to miss out on the 2010 World Cup after suffering a serious injury playing for AC Milan.

He's been flown to Finland to get treatment for the torn achilles tendon, but it's reckoned he won't be well enough to play in South Africa.

He was hoping to be the first England player to take part in four world cups in a row.

But it looks like he could be out of football for five or six months.