Beckham's qualifying KO confirmed by Galaxy
David Beckham has been ruled out of England's crucial forthcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers against Israel and Russia with a knee injury.
The former captain, 32, suffered the injury during the Los Angeles Galaxy's SuperLiga final defeat by Pachuca on Wednesday, and a scan has now confirmed the problem as a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
According to the MLS club, Beckham is likely to be out for between four and six weeks, keeping him out of Steve McClaren's squad for the Wembley clashes with Israel, on September 8, and Russia four days later.
And he could now also struggle to be fit for the qualifiers with Estonia and Russia, on October 13 and 17, respectively.