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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

Beckham courts vote in Trinidad

MACOYA, Trinidad (AP) CONCACAF President Jack Warner praised David Beckham's role with the England bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, saying he adds a "lot of weight" to the country's chances of staging the event for the second time.

The former England captain brought his star quality and David Beckham Academy to Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, coaching about 200 youngsters at Marvin Lee Stadium to fulfill a long-standing commitment to Warner.

Beckham's visit was also intended to secure crucial CONCACAF votes for England's bid to host its first World Cup since 1966. Warner holds one of the 24 votes on the FIFA executive committee, which will decide the hosts of the two tournaments in December.

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