BEIJING, June 21: Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi�s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions� chances after a positive start in Russia.
Beckham was speaking at a promotional event in China after England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game, boosting their chances of reaching the knockout rounds.
England have long stuttered on the big stage and they last reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2006.
�I believe Argentina will play against England in the final,� Beckham predicted at an event to promote China�s largest collegiate football league. � AFP