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Football: David Beckham delights 60 local children at Marina Bay Sands

Former England and Manchester United football star David Beckham met with 60 local children on Sunday morning, as part of his visit to Singapore in support of Marina Bay Sands' Sands for Singapore initiative.

The 38-year-old, who retired from the sport this year, spent close to an hour posing for photographs and signing autographs for the kids, who came from the Guardian Academy and the Singapore Association for the Deaf's affiliated schools.

He also signed a replica shirt of his final club - French champions Paris Saint-Germain - that will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Sands for Singapore initiative.

"I've always had a lot of fun (in Singapore)," said Beckham, whose career took him to clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan. "A lot of fans here love the clubs that I've played for.

"And also, I think they like me as well."