How England icon David Beckham broke down in tears after World Cup 98 heartbreak… before Tony Adams’ hilarious dig


TONY ADAMS have revealed how David Beckham broke down in tears in the England dressing room after England’s 1998 World Cup heartbreak.

But instead of consoling the then Three Lions youngster – he gave him a hilarious DIG in the moments after full-time.

Beckham was sent off for kicking out at Simeone in England's last-16 clash


Beckham was sent off for kicking out at Simeone in England’s last-16 clashCredit: Getty

Becks was infamously sent off in the last-16 clash of France 98 after kicking out at now Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

England went on to draw 2-2 with their arch rivals before crashing out on penalties 4-3.

And Adams has revealed how he went into the dressing room afterwards where the Beckham was in floods of tears.

But instead of comforting the Manchester United icon, he gave him a hilarious dig about it being his last World Cup.

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Adams told The Sun’s incredible World Cup preview night: “In 1998 we had so much talent in the country then, Becks and the Manchester United boys went onto win the treble.

“But we got done on penalties, fate kind of takes over.”

Asked whether it was Becks’ fault, the Arsenal legend joked: “Yeah of course it was!

“I went into the dressing room after and he was in floods of tears.

“I went over to him and joked: ‘that’s my last ever World Cup chance and you’ve just blown it’ and he said ‘is he having a laugh here?'”

Harry Redknapp, who was also on the panel of the preview night and is our World Cup columnist, added: “You need the breaks.

“Frank Lampard’s goal against Germany was two foot over the line in South Africa and if it’s given happened, who knows what happens,


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“It’s also the luck of the draw. Like in Russia 2018, Belgium ended up in the group of death with France and Brazil.

“We ended up in a group with Raggy A*** Rovers, then Croatia and we thought what a chance we’ve got here.”

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