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David Beckham agrees to promote soccer in China, commits to playing in all-star game

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.

Those fans should get a chance to see Beckham play in a team against China's best players in November, five months after his current contract with PSG expires. If a new PSG deal is agreed beyond the end of this season, the midfielder will ask for permission to make the trip.

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