What happened to the England team that was defeated by a “fluke” goal by Ronaldinho in the 2002 World Cup?

What happened to the England team that was defeated by a "fluke" goal by Ronaldinho in the 2002 World Cup?

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6. David Beckham 

“Ronaldinho’s goal was a fluke,” Beckham stated of the strike. “It started as a cross and ended up as a goal.”

For a period of years, the midfielder led England and scored the group stage winner against Argentina, inspiring some supporters to dream big. Some, however, chastised the Manchester United midfielder for his part in Rivaldo’s equaliser for Brazil, which the Selecao went on to win early in the second half.

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After stints with Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain, Beckham retired in 2013. He agreed to become an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last year, for a fee of several million pounds.


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