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    David Beckham Named Global Ambassador for Chinese Soccer

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    It seems David Beckham can solve any soccer crisis.

    The Paris-St. Germain soccer stud has been named a global ambassador for Chinese football in an effort to restore the image of the game in the country and attract international attention to the Chinese team.

    The Chinese Super League is suffering after the exit of Nicolas Anelka and former Chelsea striker Dideier Drogba as well as the match-fixing ban of 58 Chinese soccer officials, following a three-year anti-corruption push. 

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    Becks will continue to play for Paris-St. Germain while he serves as ambassador.

    "I am honored to have been asked to play such an important role at this special time in Chinese football history," he said in a statement. "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 in football there."

    As part of his role, the father of four will attend matches in China and help promote the game by visiting clubs and interacting with children. 

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    "This is a wonderful sport that inspires people across the world and brings families together, so I'm relishing the opportunity of introducing more fans to the game," the 37-year-old heartthrob added.

    Beckham previously served as ambassador for the 2012 London Olympics. 

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