David Beckham backs China match

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DAVID Beckham will play in an all-star game in China later this year as part of a deal to help raise the profile of football in the world’s most populous country.

The former England captain has signed up to help boost football’s appeal in China, with a game against the country’s best players. “I’m excited by the prospect of promoting the world’s greatest game to Chinese sports fans as I’ve seen first hand the growing interest in football there,” said Beckham.

The game is due to take place in November.