David Beckham is expected to wear a black eyeglass on the Wembley Stadium field for the first time as part of his new look, and is the first footballer to wear the unusual eyewlasses for more than a year.
The British star, who has been a part of the world’s biggest sporting event since it was created in 1960, is also expected to take on a new role as the first African footballer to represent the United States in the Olympics.
He is expected wear a gold-plated bracelet, which is the symbol of the gold medal he won for playing against Ghana at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
“The bracelet will be a piece of art that I hope will be remembered,” Beckham told BBC Sport.
“I hope people will take it as a piece and use it as inspiration, and for people to see what a champion of sport looks like.”
It will definitely be a unique thing for me.
I am really looking forward to it.
“Beckham, who is also wearing a customised pair of gold-coloured shoes, will also be wearing a new pair of black sunglasses, and will be sporting a black helmet, as well as a special black shirt, which will be worn at home and away.
Beckham has also joined the team of the US National Basketball Association, joining the Golden State Warriors, the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 44-year-old has become a key figure in the UK’s sporting world, which has been rocked by a series of scandals including sexual abuse allegations, and he is expected take on an even more significant role with the football club.
Beckman is expected at Wembley for the start of the new season, which starts on September 5.