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Beckham to start for PSG against Marseille in French Cup
February 26, 2013 / 1:01 PM / 5 years ago

Beckham to start for PSG against Marseille in French Cup

Paris Saint Germain's soccer player David Beckham waves as he attends his first training session with PSG squad at the Camp des Loges training center in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) - David Beckham will be in the starting line-up when Paris St Germain take on arch rivals Olympique Marseille in a French Cup last-16 tie on Wednesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said.

Asked if the former England captain, who made his first appearance as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 home win against OM in Ligue 1 on Sunday, would start at the Parc des Princes, Ancelotti told a news conference on Tuesday: “Yes. In the same (defensive midfielder) role as (Marco) Verratti.”

Verratti is suspended for the game.

“(Beckham) is in good condition; he has experience, quality to help us win tomorrow,” said Ancelotti. “He can play a whole game.”

Beckham, 37, joined as a free agent on January 31.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon

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