Losing Beckham Not a Big Deal for England

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England received a huge blow to their rapidly dwindling hopes of winning the World Cup yesterday, but it did not come in Milan. The news that Aaron Lennon, England's incumbent right-winger, is still "quite a way off" fitness after two months out with a groin injury is of significantly more relevance to such a necessarily cold figure as Fabio Capello than the admittedly very sad news that David Beckham will miss the World Cup after rupturing an achilles tendon while playing for AC Milan against Chievo.

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