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Becks to host Kick-Off Celebration gig of World Cup?

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London, Mar 23 (ANI): English footballer David Beckham may host the Kick-Off Celebration concert in South Africa on the first night of the World Cup.

Beckham, 34, who had to stay out of the tournament due to injury, is said to have been invited to be a major presenter of the huge music show on June 10 in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Kevin Wall, the organiser of the concert, has only hinted publicly that football stars will be taking part in the show.

"We are using soccer icons throughout the show. We will have some major celebrities acting as hosts," the Sun quoted him as saying.

"We have just started negotiations with a famous UK footballer who is now not playing in the World Cup," he stated.

The concert, at the 40,000-capacity Orlando Stadium, near where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu grew up, will star Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas and Shakira and is expected to have a global audience of more than one billion. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 12:36 [IST]
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