The world interviews David Beckham
Earlier today, the World interviewed David Beckham on Yahoo.com. Five continents and ninteen different countries took part in an interactive live interview with Beckham for over an hour.
Re-watch the interview or read the transcript (as posted on Yahoo's Twitter account) below.
from Korea: Did you see the Korean games-and if so, who was the best
A1 from Beckham: I don't want to single out one
player-the strength of the Korean team is their unity!
Taiwan: You spent time with the troops in Afghanistan-how did that
A2 from Beckham: I've always wanted to, but never
was able to. So inspiring to eat & spend time with those doing so
much for us.
Q3 from HK: Who's the best teammate--and what do
you like about HK?
A3 from Beckham: Played w/ so many
greats--favorite is probably Gary Neville. About HK--I love the people!
form India: What was the most difficult moment in your life & how
did you overcome it?
A4 from Beckham: I'd say the red card
sendoff-really impacted me & my family. Most recently it was my
injury prior to World Cup. It was the support from family, friends &
supporters that helped me through it all.
Q5 from Malaysia:
Will you plan to return to football in a managerial role--and if so with
A5 from Beckham: I was happy to talk to the players
& help on the bench. I love coaching kids & will always be
involved that way.
Q from Twitter: Will you be in next
Olympics as a player?
A: Really hope to still be playing by then!
from Singapore: Describe your perfect last game as player-location,
team and what happens
A6 from Beckham: In Brazil, playing for
England in 2014, I set one up and score the winning goal in the last
Q7 from Yahoo! Answers winner in Australia: As a high
profile couple, how do you & Victoria juggle everything?
from Beckham: Our kids are our #1 priority, so that is always our focus
What's it like hanging with Snoop?
A8 from Beckham: Snoop is a
great guy and a huge football fan. We've had some great times & love
his new album
Q9 from Indonesia: About your tattoos-what are
your favorite, what's your inspiration & will you get more?
from Beckham: Favorite are my boys' names on my back & wife's name
on my arm--will get moret
Q10 from Indonesia: If not a
football player, what sport would you want to be a professional in?
from Beckham: I'd love to be a basketball player for the LA
Lakers--been a huge fan since we moved to LA
Philippines: What 3 things could you not live without?
Beckham: How about 4? Brooklyn, Victoria, Romeo & Cruz (my wife and
Q12 Will you plan to stay in LA?
Beckham: It's important for the kids to be settled & we love LA-blue
skies, great weather. We'll be there for a long time.
from Canada: If you did not play football, what would you do
A13 from Beckham: I love doing cartoons and
building Legos. Given those interests, I think an architect makes a lot
Q14 from Mexico: How did you meet Victoria &
make her fall in love with you?
A14 from Beckham: Simon Fuller
brought her to a game when she was in the Spice Girls (Posh) & I
knew soon after I wanted to marry her
Q15 from Argentina:
You've been involved in lots of charities. How has that impacted your
A15 from Beckham: We've been fortunate to help a lot of
kids in the UK & have been really involved with UNICEF too
from Brazil: Do you think football will get instant replay?
from Beckham: I know there is a lot of debate & the officials will
take it under consideration and make the best decision.
from Spain: Who was the best player on Spain's team?
Beckham: While Sergio Ramos & the whole team played the best
football, I think Casillas deserved the player of the tournament
from Facebook: What was going through your mind that goal in the 93rd
minute vs Greece in 2001?
A18 from Beckham: I still get emotional
& excited thinking about that goal-it shows how much results mean
Q19 from Germany: How would you describe yourself
in one word & why?
A19: One word: Determined. Something I
instill in my kids and use to guide me personally and professionally.
from Italy: How was it wearing the AC Milan jersey playing against
A20 from Beckham: Was an amazing opportunity
and to receive the applause and support when I returned was great.
from Italy: Always one of the most stylish men--what is your
A21 from Beckham: Always been into fashion, but my
icon would be Steve McQueen--he could pull off jeans & white
Q21 from France: If you weren't Beckham, who would
A21 from Beckham: Steve McQueen...or Zidane. Zidane is
the best player in the world.
Q22 from UK: You've had an
amazing career. Do you have any dreams you want to fulfill?
from Beckham: I still feel that I have a career left and would love to
win more and play for my country