words // Brandon Richard
Ahead of tomorrow’s FIFA World Cup Final, soccer icon David Beckham predicted that Argentina will walk away as the victor during the latest episode of adidas’ live streamed The Dugout series.
Hosted by Jimmy Conrad of KICKTV and Layla Anna-Lee and streamed from adidas World Cup Headquarters in Rio, the episode featured Beckham giving his thoughts on the year’s tournament, discussing the most exciting players and detailing his storied history in adidas’ Predator cleat, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary next week with a new launch.
Beckham singled out Colombia’s James Rodriguez as one of the tournament’s most exciting players, singling out his goal against Uruguay as a World Cup highlight.
“My advice to James would be to just continue to enjoy playing this wonderful game, and not let the added attention that will inevitably follow this tournament faze him," said Beckham. "He has the makings of a true star, with an incredibly bright future ahead of him. He is so young with already so much experience. He can certainly go on to become one of the world’s best players.”
Check out a few clips from Beckham's appearance on The Dugout below. Fans can continue to follow the World Cup conversation socially via @adidasSoccer, @adidasfootball, #WorldCup, #allin or nothing, @brazuca and facebook.com/adidassoccer.