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David Beckham handed out signed soccer balls Thursday to the players of an under-16 select team from Kumamoto Prefecture, which was hit by two huge earthquakes in April that took the lives of 50 people.

Beckham, who captained England during the 2002 World Cup campaign in Japan, watched Kumamoto U-16’s take on a university team in a five-a-side match at a charity event in Tokyo.

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