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Can Beckham inspire China's young footballers?

David Beckham arrives in China on Wednesday, in his new role as global ambassador for Chinese football.

He was invited by the Chinese FA to try to revive the battered reputation of the sport in China - massive match fixing scandals, dozens banned or jailed, and top international players not lasting even one season, have all tarnished it.

His role will involve helping promote the game to children. John Sudworth went to find out what the next generation of footballers think about his arrival.

  • 20 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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