David Beckham has escaped disciplinary action for his deliberate yellow card against Wales.

The Football Association decided there was “insufficient evidence” to charge the Real Madrid star with disrepute but “reminded him of his responsibilities”.

Beckham admitted he deliberately fouled Wales defender Ben Thatcher in order to collect a booking which would have rulled him for the match against Azerbaijan, a game he would have missed anyway through injury.

An FA statement said: “The Football Association has written to David Beckham in relation to the incident that led to his yellow card against Wales on 9 October and subsequent comments attributed to him in a national newspaper.
Association statement
“Following due process under the FA’s disciplinary regulations, the FA’s compliance department has reviewed all the available information and concluded that there is insufficient evidence to pursue a disciplinary charge.

“However, David Beckham has been reminded of his responsibilities and the rules of conduct he is expected to adhere to both as an England player and as captain.

“The FA now considers this matter to be closed.”