David Beckham, Yahoo! Unite for World Cup Coverage

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A torn achilles ended David Beckham’s World Cup role on the field. But come Saturday, he’ll be playing a different part on the web.

Reuters announced on Tuesday that Yahoo! is teaming up with Beckham for its coverage of the 2010 tournament in South Africa. Beckham will have his own commentary channel, along with a question-and-answer session involving upwards of 75 soccer fans.

“Yahoo will allow me to interact one on one with as many football fans as possible talking about the game I love,” said Beckham in a statement.

For Beckham’s thoughts on the 2010 World Cup and the state of the American game, read TIME’s recent Q&A. And for consistent coverage from South Africa, head to TIME’s 2010 World Cup blog.