David Beckham to take up China role next week

Beckham will visit sport schools and youth football projects during the visit, which is taking place while his current club Paris Saint-Germain are not playing due to a break in the French league for international fixtures.

updated: March 15, 2013 17:42 IST
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Beijing: Football superstar David Beckham will begin his highly-anticipated role as ambassador for the Chinese Super League next week, with domestic media saying on Friday he will visit three cities on a five-day trip.

Chinese football fans expressed excitement online at news that the 37-year-old will arrive in Beijing on March 20 to take up a role which officials hope will help repair the sport's battered image.

"Little Becks", as he is known in China, will meet the media in the capital on the first day of this visit, organisers of the press conference told AFP by email.

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