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How to Take a Direct Curling Free Kick

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David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy takes a free kick

David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy takes a free kick during the MLS Western Conference Championship match against the Houston Dynamo

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There are few players in the world who can curl a free kick as well as David Beckham, who has scored them frequently at club level for Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Beckham is by no means the only master of this craft, with the likes of Ronaldinho, Alessandro Del Piero and Robin van Persie all capable of dispatching a ball beyond a goalkeeper with a deadly combination of pace and spin.

Here is a step by step guide on how to curl a free kick.

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