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Beckham likely to play friendly in Australia in November

(Xinhua)

09:51, August 17, 2011


CANBERRA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- David Beckham is likely to come back to Australia with his team LA Galaxy to play a friendly against Melbourne Victory in November, The Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

In what is expected to be the last chance his legion of fans in Australia will get to see him play live, The Australian reported that negotiations are well advanced for Beckham's Major League Soccer club, LA Galaxy, to play Melbourne Victory in November as part of Galaxy's end-of-season tour.

This will be the third time Beckham, one of the most recognizable sportsman in the world once, to play in Australia, following the previous games against Sydney FC in 2007 and Newcastle Jets in October last year.

"All eyes will again be on the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, who at 36 is in the final stages of his illustrious career," The Australian reported on Wednesday.

"Beckham is in the final year of a five-year, 33 million US dollar deal with Galaxy, after joining the club in 2007, but his future is clouded."

Beckham grabbed fan attention during his previous two trips to Australia. He helped attract 80,000 fans to Sydney's ANZ Stadium for the game against Sydney in 2007.

Nearly 24,000 also turned out to watch him play in Newcastle against the Jets last October.

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