David Beckham listens back to the commentary of his iconic last-gasp free-kick against Greece for the FIRST TIME on the 20th anniversary of the famous goal that sent England to the World Cup… and fans into delirium!
David Beckham has listened back to the commentary of his iconic stoppage-time free-kick which sent England to the 2002 World Cup.
It is 20 years to the day since Beckham sent Three Lions fans wild with a sensational set-piece against Greece at Old Trafford right at the death.
And the former England captain posted a video of himself listening to the heart in mouth moment for the first time on Wednesday morning.
David Beckham has listened back to the commentary of his iconic free-kick against Greece
Beckham curled the ball home in the 93rd minute to earn England the 2-2 draw with Greece
The ex-Manchester United star was sat on the edge of his sofa as Alan Green’s radio commentary was played.
Beckham looked emotional as he listened to the tense moment and let out a few smiles ahead of his free-kick hitting the back of the net.
Alongside the clip, he wrote: ’20 years ago today and my first time listening to this commentary… To represent my country, to Captain my country, to score a goal for the fans, and to do it all at Old Trafford.’
Ex-Man United star was sat on edge of his sofa as Alan Green’s radio commentary was played
Beckham looked emotional as he listened to the tense moment and let out a few smiles
Green says: ‘Captain Beckham waits… Beckham comes forward, right-footed, over the wall and in! David Beckham has done it,’ to which the 46-year-old shakes his head – almost in disbelief.
Beckham then gives a knowing look to the camera and a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders.
The Three Lions found themselves 2-1 down to Greece as the match headed into added time as Sven-Goran Eriksson’s team struggled in their decisive World Cup qualifier.
England fell behind in the 36th minute but striker Teddy Sheringham equalised in the second half. However their parity was short-lived as Greece took the lead moments later.
Beckham produced an exquisite free-kick from 25 yards out to rescue England and send them to Japan and South Korea a year later in the 93rd minute.
Beckham celebrates with Emile Heskey after scoring free-kick to send England to World Cup