David Beckham
Former England captain David Beckham has confirmed he will be part of Fabio Capello's party for the World Cup this summer.

Beckham saw his hopes of playing in a fourth finals wrecked when he ruptured his Achilles tendon while in action with AC Milan in March.

The midfielder, who was playing in Italy during his loan stint from LA Galaxy, is not expected to be back in action until November after undergoing surgery.

But Capello is keen for the 34-year-old to bring his experience and presence to South Africa and extended an invite to the Three Lions favourite.

Beckham, speaking on the Late Show with David Letterman, admitted he is still to make the final arrangements with the Italian but revealed he would be with the side.

He said, 'I won't be playing, but as a supporter and part of the team, the manager's invited me.

'I haven't spoken to him about details but it will be about how my leg will be.'

Beckham admitted that the injury may have come about due to his eagerness to prove to Capello that he was fit and available for international duty.

'I think I'd been running too much in the game and I was tired, there was a minute left and it just went,' he added.