What the papers say: David Beckham fearing England axe and Roman Abramovich to block Manchester City bid for Guus Hiddink

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: David Beckham admits that he could yet miss out on his dream of playing in a fourth successive World Cup campaign because manager Fabio Capello' is ruthless enough to discard him from the final squad selection in May. 

David Beckham's World Cup fears: England star worried Fabio Capello will drop him for Finals in South Africa

Also: Portsmouth's crisis has deepened with claims that they are now the subject of a complaint to FIFA over one of many unpaid transfer fees.

David Beckham

Fearful: David Beckham

THE SUNDAY TIMES: The English umpire Mark Benson is understood to have retired from international cricket with immediate effect after withdrawing from the second Test match between Australia and the West Indies in Adelaide.

Also: On the day Paul Scholes declared he was not good enough for Manchester United and would probably disappear into the sunset at the end of the season, he produced a performance that would have steamed up the designer glasses of England manager Paul Scholes.

NEWS OF THE WORLD: Roman Abramovich will block any attempt by Manchester City to lure Guus Hiddink to Eastlands.

Also: Manchester United's secret spending of £94million is today uncovered in a special Sport of the World investigation. The champions paid a total of 287 different companies in excess of that sum over a two-year period as part of the extraordinary cost of running the club, which is £650million in debt.

Carlos Tevez was the hero on both sides of Manchester after blowing the title wide open with the 2-1 win over Chelsea. 

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Carlos Tevez

Match winner: Carlos Tevez

DAILY STAR SUNDAY: England stays Wayne Rooney and David Beckham last night saluted Fabio Capello and said: "You've made us World Cup men of steel".

Also: Carlos Tevez delighted Manchester United fans last night - by scoring the winner for Manchester City against Chelsea.

THE OBSERVER: World Cup organisers are worried that South Africans will be outnumbered in their own stadiums and have urged local fans to buy more tickets.

Also: In 36 years' time they will be wearing thin the footage of Bryan Habana's hat-trick of tries against New Zealand in the Barbarians' 25-18 win over New Zealand at Twickenham.

SUNDAY EXPRESS: Wayne Rooney has been targeted by England's group rivals as the main threat at the World Cup, with Slovenia vowing to get revenge against the striker for a horror tackle in a recent friendly at Wembley.

Also: Arsenal could find themselves in trouble after a missile was thrown at Emmanuel Adebayor during last week's Carling Cup quarter-final.

INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Fabio Capello has turned England from a country obsessed by WAG culture into one of the most disciplined powers in world football. according to Carlos Alberto Parreira, coach of hosts South Africa.

Also: A hat-trick of tries by Bryan Habana gave the Barbarians their second win over New Zealand at Twickenham by 25-18.

SUNDAY MIRROR: Shay Given was Manchester City's penalty-saving hero as they beat leaders Chelsea 2-1.

Also: Thousands of England fans face a lockout from their World Cup crunch game agains the United States on June 12.

THE PEOPLE: Carlos Tevez brought an end to Manchester City's run of seven Premier League draws - with a knockout blow to Carlo Ancelotti's league leading Chelsea.

Also: Guus Hiddink has been blocked by Roman Abramovich from becoming Manchester City's next boss - because the Russian wants him at Chelsea.

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: The balls have barely been pulled from the pots and England's opponents have already targeted Wayne Rooney for special treatment at the World Cup finals.

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