Former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham failed to watch her soccer star husband DAVID captain his country this weekend (04SEP04), despite her recent promise to give him more support.

The pregnant mother-of-two missed ENGLAND draw 2-2 with AUSTRIA in the WORLD CUP qualifying match to have dinner with her parents and brother at posh London hotel CLARIDGES.

An onlooker says, "She looked relaxed and happy, oblivious to what was going on abroad. It wasn't as if there were any televisions around for her to watch the game. She didn't even appear to be getting any updates on the match.

"It was strange to see the England captain's wife dining out while he was battling to get the team through to the World Cup."

But Victoria counters, "It's not that I'm not supporting David. It's the only opportunity I had to see my brother before I go back to Spain. His girlfriend is pregnant too, as is my sister LOUISE, and we wanted to celebrate."

A spokesperson for Victoria says, "She fully supports David and goes to most games. This time she had to be with her family."

06/09/2004 13:59