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Beckham to play exhibition game in Hong Kong

David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy will play an exhibition match March 9 in Hong Kong.

David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy will play an exhibition match March 9 against Hong Kong Union at Hong Kong Stadium, the Major League Soccer club announced Monday.

he match will be the third game of the Galaxy's exhibition tour of Asia which begins next week.

The Hong Kong game will mark the final game of the tour designed to tap into Beckham's huge popularity in Asia.

The game will follow matchups against FC Seoul in Seoul, South Korea on March 1 and Shanghai-Hong Kong United in Shanghai, China on March 5.

"We are very excited to be able to add this important third match to the Galaxy's Asia Tour 2008," said Galaxy assistant GM Tom Payne said.

Last week, the Galaxy finished third in the inaugural Pan Pacific Championship tournament in Hawaii, losing their opening game 1-0 to Japanese club Gamba Osaka before beating Australia's Sydney FC 2-1 in the third-place game.

The Galaxy were due to leave Hawaii for Seoul on Monday.

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