Sunday 6 October 2019 marks exactly 18 years since David Beckham brought England to its feet.
With qualification for the 2002 World Cup on the line, the Three Lions took on Greece at Old Trafford.
But as the clock ticked over into injury time, Sven-Göran Eriksson’s side were trailing 2-1 and facing the prospect of a play-off in Kiev.
That was until they were awarded a free-kick 30-yards from goal in the 93rd minute.
Captain David Beckham stepped up, the nation held its breath, and the rest is history …

1⃣8⃣ years have passed and it still looks as good as ever 👌#OnThisDay in 2001, David Beckham’s 93rd-minute free-kick took @England to the 2002 #WorldCup 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏆🙌pic.twitter.com/E97yWUFiBo
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) October 6, 2019

The draw was enough to send England to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea the following year, where they would ultimately be eliminated by a cheeky lob from Brazil’s Ronaldinho.




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