David Beckham agrees to promote soccer in China
Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham stands on the pitch during the French League one soccer match against Reims, in Reims, eastern France on March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
Published Monday, March 4, 2013 2:29PM EST
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 agreed to the deal with the Chinese Football Association, which has been trying to clamp down on corruption following a series of match-fixing scandals.
Beckham says he's "excited by the prospect of promoting the world's greatest game to Chinese sports fans."
The midfielder will play in a team against China's best players in November, five months after his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.