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Ligue 1 chief revels in Becks effect

March 12, 2013
By Andrew Scott, France Correspondent
The president of the French League says the arrival of David Beckham at Paris Saint-Germain has turned the eyes of the world onto Ligue 1.

Speaking on Monday, LFP head Frederic Thiriez, 60, stated his delight at the impact veteran Englishman Beckham is having on the image of French football across the globe.

"You can't imagine the extent to which the world is now watching PSG and Ligue 1," he told reporters. "It is only the French that don't seem to realise how big this is."
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