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() 'David Beckham let every single one of that England team down': Michael Owen slams former team-mate for getting sent off during 1998 World Cup and says he still 'resents' him for it

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 22:44 BST, 3 September 2019 | Updated: 22:56 BST, 3 September 2019

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Michael Owen has slammed David Beckham for 'letting every England player down' by getting sent off against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup and says he still resents him for it.

The former star received his marching orders early in the second half of the quarter-final with the game finely poised at 2-2 for a silly kick on Diego Simeone.   

Alan Shearer's penalty had cancelled out Gabriel Batistuta's goal from the spot kick before Owen put England in front with a wonder finish, having raced past Argentina's defenders.

Javier Zanetti equalised just before England could get into the sanctuary of the dressing room leading. Two minutes after the break, Beckham showed his immaturity by reacting angrily to a poor challenge from Simeone. 

England held out 120 minutes at 2-2 but it was the tyranny of penalties that cost them a place in the last four. Beckham, who was one of finest purveyors

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