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Beckham wants to play for England again

David Beckham says he has not given up hope of playing for England again.

"I'm almost 38 so the chances are very slight, but you never know," said the former England captain.

"One of the reasons I never retired from the England team is because, if there's ever an opportunity to play for them again, I'm available.

"If there is any chance of me ever playing for my country again, I would never turn that down."

Beckham started for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarter-final home leg against Barcelona on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old joined PSG on a five month contract in January after five years in the USA with LA Galaxy.

Most capped outfield player

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is England's most capped outfield player with 115 caps.

His last appearance for his country was in October 2009.

Beckham has been used mainly as a substitute for PSG, but played for 70 minutes against Barca, and the Ligue 1 leaders club want to extend his contract.

England manager Roy Hodgson has not ruled out a return to the national squad for Beckham.

Speaking earlier this year, Hodgson said: "I have spoken to him on a number of occasions. Maybe at some point he will pull me aside and tell me not to forget him even though he has not played for so long.

"David is a footballing icon, not only in this country but all over the world. He is one of the most recognisable footballers anywhere. We are perfectly aware of who he is, what he is and what he has done."

David Beckham - Career highlights

1991: Joins Manchester United as a trainee

2000: Given the England captaincy

2003: Joins Real Madrid for £25m

2006: Stands down as England captain

2007: Joins LA Galaxy on a five-year deal

2009: Joins AC Milan on loan

2010: Second loan spell at AC Milan

2012: Confirms he will leave LA Galaxy

2013: Joins Paris St-Germain on a five-month playing contract on transfer deadline day in January


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