England and Manchester United legend, David Beckham has reportedly signed a whopping deal for becoming the global ambassador of Qatar, almost one year before the FIFA World Cup 2022. This deal would see Beckham earn £150 million for a decade which means £15 million per year.
The deal of Beckham becoming the face of the Qatar World Cup mainly happened due to the footballer’s friendship with Paris Saint-Germain’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. This friendship began in 2013 as Beckham signed for PSG, staying there for a short time and eventually retiring from his playing career there.
Apart from becoming the face of the Qatar World Cup, Beckham will also be entitled to be the face of Qatar tourism. The English legend had flown to Qatar’s capital, Doha, where he spent a week touring the stadiums and meeting the dignitaries. While Beckham has also talked about the ongoing backlash from the LGBTQ community as they are getting oppressed by the Arab country.
Highlighting the problem Beckham has assured the fans that they will be allowed to fly the rainbow flags during the matches. At last, Beckham consulted his wife Victoria before signing on the deal to become the face of Qatar.
Speaking on behalf of David Beckham a spokesperson said, “David believes in Qatar’s commitment to progress and that the World Cup 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.”
“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.”
Other than Beckham, Qatar has signed some more footballing legends ambassadors for the World Cup 2022. The list includes the names of Xavi Hernandez, Samuel Eto’o, and Cafu.