Beckham meets star of Street Child World Cup

Posted on the 20th January 2012

One of the stars of the Street Child World Cup 2010 has had the unique opportunity to meet David Beckham as the LA Galaxy player visited a shelter for street children in the Philippine capital Manila. Beckham said: “Every child I spoke to today — they all have dreams, physician they all have inspirations. [It is] heartbreaking to think majority of these children haven’t got parents, or haven’t got parents to care for them and love them.”

According to the Washington Post:

“Conan, a 17-year-old who was abandoned by his parents when he was 7, told Beckham that he dreams of joining the Philippine team and later becoming a coach. He played in the Street Children’s Football World Cup last year in South Africa, where the Philippines beat South Africa 2-1.”

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