Beckham looks to the future to help Chinese game (Reuters)

Policemen try to stop photographs from being taken after former England captain David Beckham left Tongji University surrounded by fans in Shanghai June 20, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – David Beckham drew a line under China’s soccer history on Thursday, saying he hoped to inspire local children to get back into the sport. Appointed in March as a Chinese soccer ambassador shortly before the start of the new Super League season, the former England captain faces a tough task with local soccer still in a quagmire following a long line of graft issues. …

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