Beckham to play in China to boost game

March 5, 2013
By Associated Press
David Beckham will play in an all-star game in China this year as part of a deal to help raise soccer's profile in the world's most populous country.

The former England captain has signed up to help boost soccer's appeal in China, which is trying to clean up its image by clamping down on corruption following a series of match-fixing scandals.

"I'm excited by the prospect of promoting the world's greatest game to Chinese sports fans as I've seen firsthand the growing interest ...

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