Soccer superstar David Beckham has been granted compassionate leave by his club REAL MADRID - in a bid to save his marriage.

Following reports of an alleged affair with his assistant Rebecca Loos, soccer hero Beckham has been freed from work obligations to join wife VICTORIA on holiday in Switzerland, where she is staying with their two sons BROOKLYN and ROMEO, and her family.

Beckham has dismissed the sex allegations as "ludicrous", but his protests have since been undermined by Loos' brother JOHN, who claims his sister has confessed to having an affair with the England captain.

05/04/2004 20:58