Beckham ambassador to Qatar 2022
A source familiar with the deal confirmed to our website, that the alleged sum of 150 million pounds to sign former British football star David Beckham as ambassador for Qatar 2022, was described as pure excitement.
British tabloids, including The Sun, claimed on Sunday that the deal to appoint Beckham as an ambassador for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is worth £15m a year and will continue.
"over the next decade," bringing the total to $150. Million.
When an agreement was reached between Beckham and the World Cup organizers, the actual number of the deal and its duration are far from being
What was reported by the British media, a source involved in the deal, who asked not to be identified, told Doha News.
“As usual, tabloids like The Sun have chosen sensationalism over facts in a cheap attempt at clickbait,” the source said.
Noting that a "ten-year deal" would be practically useless given that the World Cup is scheduled for next year.
The reports come just weeks after Beckham was seen touring various landmarks in Qatar.
Including Souq Waqif and Msheireb. He also met with officials from the football organizing body in the Gulf state, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
Despite this, no news was announced during his visit
It is known that Beckham has close relations with Doha and the president of Paris Saint-Germain, the Qatari national, Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
His appointment as Qatar 2022 ambassador will see him join a long list of international, regional and local football legends,
Including Tim Cahill, Kafue, Samuel Eto'o, Xavi Hernandez and Mohamed Aboutrika, among others.
Since deal rumors first surfaced, Beckham has been bombarded with criticism for his "strange and weak" decision to become the face of Qatar despite concerns about its human rights records.
However, a source told The Sun that he "believes in Qatar's commitment to progress and that the World Cup - the first to be held in the Arab world - can effect significant positive change."
"He believes deeply in football's ability to bridge differences, but crucially, has seen progress on important issues."
"David has always spoken of the power of football as a force for good on many levels," a spokeswoman for the footballer said.
During his previous visit to Education City Stadium in 2019, Beckham said football is inspiring change.
“This is what the World Cup is all about - giving countries a chance to host the biggest competition in the game. It changes economies
It changes people's lives, changes fan experiences, and gives people a chance to experience football in places you wouldn't expect to visit. “Qatar has been given an opportunity to do something very special, and you see, something really unique is being created here,” Beckham said in 2019.
More than one million football fans are expected to flock to Qatar for next year's major sporting event. With just under 400 days to go, Qatar has promised an exciting tournament in full swing.
"I think as a player and fan you want to visit the World Cup with great facilities, safe facilities, great hotels and great culture - that's what Qatar is all about," added Beckham.
"The players here will be spoiled."
Prior to founding American football team Inter Miami CF, Beckham was a star player for Qatar-owned French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 - the same year he ended his career as an athlete.
The football star-turned-manager has won 19 major trophies during his 20-year career and has a net worth of over £34 million.