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Beckham: China football ambassador

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Football superstar David Beckham has been named an ambassador for the Chinese Super League, the country's football association said, a move that has been widely anticipated but also criticised. 

Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham is pictured before the French Cup football match between Paris Saint Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 27, 2013 at the Parc-des-Princes stadium in Paris. Beckham has been named an ambassador for the Chinese Super League, the country's football association said, a move that has been widely anticipated but also criticised.

The former England captain will visit three times during the season from March to November to promote the sport in China and attract the global spotlight, the China Football Association said in a statement.

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