Qatar World Cup 2022: David Beckham Agrees to Become Face of 2022 Qatar World Cup
David Beckham signed a £150 million deal to become the face of the 2022 Fifa Qatar World Cup. The former England captain’s contract is worth £15 million per year over the next decade to become the country’s global ambassador.
According to The Sun, Beckham will have an official role as part of a deal to be announced next month that will also see him promote tourism and culture in Qatar.
Beckham flew to Qatar earlier this month for a week’s tour, where he visited the new stadiums and met dignitaries before next year’s tournament.
A source told The Sun in the UK, “David believes in Qatar’s commitment to progress and that the World Cup — the first to be held in the Arab world — can affect significant positive change.
“He strongly believes in the power of football to bridge differences but, crucially, has seen the progress on issues that matter.”
Beckham has already entertained a relationship with the Qatari state stemming from his time at Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, he will be expected to promote tourism and celebrate the nation’s cultural heritage.