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  Don't ruin our chances, Becks tells fans
Updated 02 June 2003, 19.35
Becks with England manager Sven Goran Eriksson
David Beckham has made a TV appeal asking fans not to ruin England's chances of qualifying for Euro 2004.

Uefa have warned that England could be thrown out of the tournament if the fans get involved in more violence or pitch invasions.

England are playing a friendly against Serbia & Montenegro in Leicester on Tuesday.

Becks and his team-mates are worried that there will be a repeat of the trouble which ruined England's victory over Turkey in Sunderland in April.

Becks injured his hand in last month's South Africa game

"Booing the national anthem, racism and jumping on the pitch has to stop. It's going to get us in a lot of trouble," said Becks.

He made a direct appeal to the England fans, saying: "Just get behind the team and do it in a nice way, because we deserve it.

"We don't want to be eliminated from the competition."

Like the fans, Becks will be cheering on his team-mates from the sidelines.

He will not be playing in the match after injuring his hand in England's game against South Africa last month.

He will also miss England's next Euro 2004 qualifier - against Slovakia in Middlesbrough on 11 June - because of a suspension.

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