The biggest news of the day in the UK was the unveiling of a new set of Fifa rankings.
The UK’s top 10 players are set to take the field at Wembley for the opening round of the 2018 World Cup, but it was the world’s second best player, who has been playing for a number of top clubs, who was the most highly rated.
David Beckham’s £1.2 billion signing with Real Madrid has seen him become the biggest transfer of all time.
The England striker’s rise to world fame has seen the English Premier League rise to a new peak.
The former Manchester United star has scored more goals than anyone else in the Premier League, and his record of five league titles and five FA Cups has made him the biggest English footballer of all-time.
He has also scored more hat-tricks than any other player, and he has made more appearances than any player.
The 32-year-old is also the most capped player in world football, with a record of 27 caps for England.
Beckham has been in the spotlight since his £25m move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2014, when he became the first English footballer to play in three successive World Cups.
But Beckham has played only one Premier League match for Real Madrid since the move to the Spanish capital, and is yet to score a goal for the Spanish club.
In the new rankings, the best and worst players from each of the five major English leagues will face off in a final to be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
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David Beckham, who is one of the biggest stars in world soccer and one of England’s most successful players, is the most high-profile signing of the World Series of Football.
But his record for the Premier and FA Cup is also impressive, with the 28-year old scoring 10 goals in his first five games for Real.
He is also one of three players in Premier League history to score 10 goals and be named the best defender in a single season.
The 20-year age group has been particularly impressive, as England have won the last four tournaments in the top four divisions.
England’s top five players from this year’s World Cup will take to the field in Wembley on Sunday for the first time.
It’s the biggest event of the summer, and it is the biggest sporting event of this generation.