Becks ready for England century

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London, Jan 30: David Beckham has said he is fit and ready to play for England next week despite having no competitive action since November.

New coach Fabio Capello will name his first squad on Saturday for next Wednesday's friendly against Switzerland and Beckham hopes to have the chance to win his 100th cap. "I'm as fit as I can be. I'm fit and sharp and I'm ready to be selected," the 32-year-old former England captain, now playing for LA Galaxy, told an English paper.

Beckham has not played for Galaxy since October and his last competitive game was when he came on as a substitute for England in their 3-2 defeat by Croatia at Wembley on November 21.

However, he has been training with Arsenal and believes he is ready if selected.

"I have been training with one of the fittest teams in Europe, I've done everything possible to be fit and I am without doubt ready for it, but it's out of my hands now," he said.

Newspapers have speculated this week that Capello, who left Beckham out of the Real Madrid while he was in charge of the Spanish club, might not pick the midfielder.

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