Beckham To Start For PSG; Inter Fined; Mattieu Runs 4.43 (UN)

PARIS (Sporting Alert) — Former England international David Beckham is to start for Paris Saint-Germain in the Cup de France tie with Marseille on Wednesday, his club PSG says.

Beckham, who came on as a second half substitute in PSG’s 2-0 win over this same Marseille side in the league on Sunday, is set to face former Premier League midfielder Joey Barton for the second time in four days.

It was expected that Beckham would play a part in the game, but PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that hte former Manchester United midfielder will start this time.

“He will start tomorrow. Beckham can play the whole match,” Ancelotti said.

Ancelotti also confirmed the position Beckham will play in on Wednesday.

“He will play defensive midfielder. He has the experience and skills to help us.

“It’s an important position on the pitch, he has to help the team in building the game.

“As we already know, he also has quality for taking set-pieces.”

INTER MILAN FINED

Italian Serie A side Inter Milan has been fined $65,340 for failing to control its fans, after a section of the stands racially abused AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli in a league game on Sunday.

Balotelli, who transfered from Premier League side Manchester City in January, is a former Inter Milan player. The game between Inter Milan and AC Milan ended 1-1.

NFL NEWS

Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mattieu clocked an unofficial 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft Special reports on Tuesday.

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