(foxnews.com) - David Beckham was accused Sunday of snubbing a group of child cancer survivors, but he says he did not see the children waiting outside his hotel as he arrived from the airport under police escort.
"I would never have done that," Beckham said. "Never have done, never will do. I'm more than willing to meet them wherever they want and at whatever time that they want. I apologize, but like I said, I didn't actually see them."
Beckham and his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates held a workout at the Olympic stadium Monday before substantially less than the sellout crowd of 80,000 that is expected there for an exhibition match the following night.
The English star appeared to be concerned about his left ankle several times, clutching it during training and having treatment on the pitch, but Los Angeles coach Ruud Gullit said Beckham will play -- hopefully all 90 minutes -- in the friendly against Sydney FC on Tuesday night.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder said he was just rearranging his clothing around the ankle.
Beckham later took a motor launch down Sydney Harbour to a pontoon set up in the shadows of the landmark Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, where he kicked rugby balls, Australian Rules footballs and soccer balls in a sponsor's promotion with local football stars.