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Beckham played peacemaker to calm tempers among England players

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London, Jul 1 (ANI): Ace midfielder David Beckham stepped in to defuse a crisis in the England team that was creating camp among players during the World Cup.he belief is that players were divided by a feud between Steven Gerrard and his pal Jamie Carragher on one side and Chelsea skipper John Terry on the other.

The Liverpool pair were incensed that Terry had spoken about problems within the team and also that he had tried to arrange all the players into a huddle on the pitch after the Slovenia victory.

They saw that as a direct challenge to Gerrard's captaincy and tensions threatened to spiral out of control, The Sun reports.

Beckham was brought in as a peacemaker to calm the whole situation. He acted as a go-between and successfully cooled the potentially damaging dispute.

A Three Lions source said: "There was a lot of tension between Stevie G and JT and it couldn't be allowed to fester. So Becks stepped in to act as a peacemaker. He spoke with both and sorted it all out."

"He helped clear the air between them and stopped the matter deteriorating further. But who knows whether it will all flare up again now we have crashed out of the World Cup," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, July 1, 2010, 18:00 [IST]
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