David Beckham is believed to have struck a £ 150million deal to become the country’s ambassador during the decade, which will make him the face of the 2022 World Cup.
The England legend was pictured in the country earlier this month, admiring various venues, including some of the stadiums that will be used for next year’s tournament.
According to The Sun, Beckham will play an official role in a deal to be announced next month that will also see him promote tourism and culture in Qatar.
David Beckham reportedly struck £ 150million deal to be Qatari ambassador
The England legend was pictured in the country earlier this month being shown around
The 46-year-old has been reported to have learned that rainbow flags will be allowed at the World Cup, in a country which has been criticized for its record on human rights, particularly towards gays and women.
“David has always talked about the power of football as a force for good on many levels,” said a spokeswoman for Beckham. The sun.
“As we reach the one-year point, he will join the wider football community that comes together for the 2022 World Cup and he looks forward to what he thinks will be a great tournament. “
Beckham’s relationship with Qatar is not new, it dates back to his time as a player at Paris Saint-Germain.
As part of the deal, Beckham is slated to become the face of the 2022 World Cup
It is understood that the Ambassador deal is the result of Beckham’s close friendship with Qatari PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi when the former Manchester United star played for the club in 2013.
The couple were pictured laughing together at an international match in Qatar in 2019 and Beckham has become a frequent visitor to the country – he is due to return to Qatar next month to attend the Formula 1 Grand Prix hosted by the Desert state.
Speaking in 2019 on the World Cup in Qatar, Beckham spoke jealously about not having the chance to be there as a player.
He said: “I think as a player and a fan you want to attend a World Cup competition with great facilities, safe facilities, great hotels and great culture – and that’s what is Qatar.
“I would like to continue playing because playing in stadiums like this is a dream. The players are going to be spoiled.
Beckham became close to Qatari PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi while in France