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David Beckham opens up about mental health battles for first time


Emotional David Beckham opens up about mental health struggles for first time

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David Beckham has opened up about his mental health struggles following the 1998 World Cup for the first time.

The footballer was sent off as England crashed out of the tournament against Argentina, after infamously clashing with Diego Simeone.

In a new Netflix documentary, Beckham recalls feeling “very vulnerable and alone” as he landed back in the UK after the tournament.

“I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it, just because I can’t. I find it hard to talk through what I went through because it’s so extreme,” he said.

“The whole country hated me.”

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