David Beckham’s record-setting England career appears to be over after coach Fabio Capello indicated the midfielder is too old.
Beckham has played 115 times for England, second behind only goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s 125 from 1970-90.
Beckham, 35, missed playing at a fourth World Cup after tearing an Achilles’ in March while on loan to AC Milan from the Galaxy and resumed training yesterday in Los Angeles.
Before England’s exhibition against Hungary in Wembley, Capello told the British broadcaster ITV that Beckham is “probably a bit too old’’ to play for England again, adding: “Thank you, David.’’
Beckham, who began his career at Manchester United in 1992, made his England debut against Moldova in September 1996.
England 2, Hungary 1 — Captain Steven Gerrard rescued host England from a post-World Cup embarrassment against Hungary, scoring twice in a five-minute span of the second half to lift the Three Lions.
Germany 2, Denmark 2 — Denmark rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie in Copenhagen, getting an 86th-minute equalizer from Mads Junker.
Norway 2, France 1 — Laurent Blanc’s first match as France coach is a loss as his inexperienced team fell to Norway in a friendly in Oslo. Erik Huseklepp scored two goals for Norway.
Argentina 1, Ireland 0 — Argentina interim coach Sergio Batista strengthened his case to be given the job full time when the Albiceleste defeated Ireland in Dublin on Angel di Maria’s goal in the 20th minute.
Spain 1, Mexico 1 — David Silva scored two minutes into second-half injury time, giving Spain an exhibition tie against Mexico in Mexico City.
Paraguay 2, Costa Rica 0 — Enrique Vera scored in the eighth minute and Cristian Riveros added another in the 73d as host Paraguay beat Costa Rica.
Real Salt Lake 1, Union 1 — Fabian Espindola scored in the 17th minute to help Real Salt Lake earn a draw against host Philadelphia. Rookie Danny Mwanga scored for the Union.