David Beckham, a former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, has been named the face of the Qatar World Cup, which begins next month, in a £150 million deal.
The 46-year-old former England captain agreed to a ten-year contract for £15 million a year to serve as the country’s ambassador.
“David believes in Qatar’s dedication to growth and that the World Cup — the first to be staged in the Arab world — can effect enormous positive change,” a source told Sun UK.
“He strongly believes in the power of football
to bridge differences but, crucially, has seen the progress on issues that matter.
”“By signing David, the hope is more westerners will be encouraged to see its beautiful beaches, vast expanses of sand dunes and incredible skyscrapers.
” A spokeswoman for David Beckham said: “David has always talked about the power of football
as a force for good on many levels. “As we reach the one year to go point he will join the wider football community that is coming together for the World Cup 2022 and he’s looking forward to what he thinks will be a great tournament.”
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