England coach Fabio Capello noted David Beckham's ability to come off the bench and influence matches after some inspirational play in a win over Belarus.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch is hoping he has given Fabio Capello a selection headache after continuing his prolific goalscoring run for England.
David Beckham reiterated his desire to be part of South Africa 2010 next summer after an eye-catching cameo in England's 3-0 win over Belarus.
Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.
Peter Crouch scored a brace to boost his chances of a place at South Africa 2010 as England ended their qualifying campaign by beating Belarus 3-0.
Despite Niko Kranjcar's winner against Kazakhstan, Croatia were left to count the cost of two defeats to England as they failed to qualify for South Africa.