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David Beckham has embarrassing slip while showing off

Published 24/03/2013 | 17:09

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WUHAN, CHINA - MARCH 23:  British football player David Beckham slips after kicking the ball during a visit to Wuhan Zall Football Club on March 23, 2013 in Wuhan, China. Beckham is on a five-day visit to China at the invitation of the China Football Association as China's first international ambassador.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Beckham is on a five day visit to China.
WUHAN, CHINA - MARCH 23:  British football player David Beckham kicks the ball during a visit to Wuhan Zall Football Club at Wuhan Hubei Province on March 23, 2013 in Wuhan, China. Beckham is on a five-day visit to China at the invitation of the China Football Association as China's first international ambassador.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
The slip happened as Beckham was taking a free kick.
WUHAN, CHINA - MARCH 23:  British football player David Beckham attends a meeting with the Youth Football Team at Hankou Literary and Sports Center on March 23, 2013 in Wuhan, China. David Beckham is on a five-day visit to China at the invitation of the China Football Association as China's first international ambassador.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Beckham joked around after his fall.

EVEN the best in the world have their off days, and the usually suave David Beckham is no exception.

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The former England captain was in China in his capacity as a soccer ambassador when he slipped and fell while taking a free kick.

The soccer superstar was visiting the Wuhan Zall club in the Hubei province when the embarrassing slip took place.

Beckham, dressed smartly in a suit and tie, lined up to take a free kick in front of the young players when he slipped on the wet grass just as the ball came at him.

He took his stumble in good spirits however - he smiled and joked with the players as he got up off the ground.

Beckham was mobbed on his arrival to China where he is to encourage further participation in the sport.

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