Ancelotti says Beckham won't play against Sochaux

JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer Published:

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France (AP) -- Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti says David Beckham will not make his debut against Sochaux in the French league on Sunday.

Ancelotti said Saturday that "no, he will stay here" when asked if the 37-year-old former England captain will play in the away game. Beckham is more likely to play at home against title rival Marseille on Feb. 24. PSG hosts Marseille again three days later in the French Cup.

Beckham, who is looking to win the league championship in a fourth different country, started full training with PSG this week and has not played since his last appearance for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Dec. 1. He trained alone last week in London along with some personal fitness trainers.

Ahead of this weekend's matches, PSG leads Lyon by six points and Marseille by eight.