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Beckham still hoping for England recall

David Beckham admitted he still harbours hopes of an England recall and insisted he would not retire from international duty when he moves to Los Angeles Galaxy.

The former England captain has not featured for the side since Steve McClaren took over from Sven-Goran Eriksson and his decision to sign for the Major League Soccer franchise was thought to be the end of his comeback chances.

But Beckham, who has earned a recall to the Real first team, forcing manager Fabio Capello to back track on his announcement that he would not play for the club again, still believes he has something to offer.

'My ambition has never changed since the age of 13, even younger. I always wanted to play for my country and I will always be available whether I'm in Spain, for the next four months, or whether I'm in LA,' he told Sky Sports News.

'I will always want to do well for my country.'

McClaren was not in attendance as Beckham started in Real's 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich, despite reportedly being in Spain, but that did not concern Beckham.

'Whatever he was doing, I'm sure it was important for England and I'm sure that's what he is doing. The most important thing for me is that I'm out there playing.

'For me, I hope the England team goes through (European Championship qualifying) as quickly as possible, there's some great players there (in the England squad).'