World Cup 2022: David Beckham congratulates England after defeat by Wales

David Beckham.

David Beckham was among the celebrities who took to social media to send their well wishes to the England team (Image: Getty Images)

David Beckham joined celebrity football fans to react to England’s 3-0 win over Wales and congratulated the team for reaching the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

As Gareth Southgate’s England side secured a place in the next round, fans and celebrities alike were treated to goal after goal on Tuesday night.

Taking a three-nil lead over the opposition, Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden steered the team to a much-needed victory after slotting the ball behind the goalkeeper.

Beckham wasted no time cheering on his former colors as they progressed to the next round in a series of Instagram stories that tagged the players and provided snaps from the game.

He accompanied the images with words of affirmation including “big win” and “well done boss”.

The star was recently criticized by comedian Joe Lycett, who criticized his decision to sign a lucrative deal listing him as Qatar’s ambassador, given the nation’s anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

David Beckham.

David Beckham posted a host of stories to celebrate his former team’s win (Image: Instagram)

David Beckham.

David has come under fire after taking money to act as the country’s ambassador (Image: Getty Images)

Despite the backlash, Beckham continued to support the event and nodded to fans in the stadiums as part of his tribute post when he wrote: “Always with us” over a picture of a crowd celebrating.

The triumphant win was also to the delight of YouTube sensation and musician KSI.

The star shared his excitement at his country’s progress in the competition on Twitter both before and after learning the result.


England's Marcus Rashford.

England have reached the next stage of the World Cup (Image: Getty Images)

Ninety minutes later, the celebrity returned to share his hopes for the next matches: “HE’S COMING HOME! [sic]’

Piers Morgan wasn’t going to be left out of the fun as he took the opportunity to claim credit for his earlier assertion of Foden’s talents.

Again on Twitter, the TV presenter cited earlier comments in which he described the England youngster as ‘wonderfully gifted’ and joked: ‘2-0. @PhilFoden scores.

“I think the words ‘Thank you Piers’ are appropriate.”

After taking time to praise the team’s other goalscorer, Rashford, the host later devoted a section of his show to discussing Denmark striker Nadia Nadim, whose mother died suddenly in the middle of her live commentary last week past.

Broadcaster Dan Walker uploaded photos of the two men of the match to his social media page and captioned them: ‘What a night for these 2 lads. Marcus Rashford has made a massive statement. #England.’ (chic)

England will face Senegal in the next round of the World Cup on Sunday.

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