David Beckham will win his 100th cap for England in Wednesday's friendly against France at the Stade de France, coach Fabio Capello confirmed on Tuesday.
The Italian confirmed Beckham, who has been recalled to his squad, would play "at some stage" although he did not say whether he would be in the starting line-up.
"David will play a part," Capello said. "It would have been very cruel of me to make him come all the way from the United States and not played him."
The LA Galaxy midfielder was left out of Capello's squad for his first game in charge against Switzerland, but has been brought back in despite his lack of match fitness.
Beckham will be the fifth England player to win a ton of caps after Billy Wright, Sir Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Peter Shilton.