David Beckham '£150million Qatar World Cup deal' rubbished

David Beckham '£150million Qatar 2022 World Cup deal' rubbished
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25 October, 2021
Former England and Manchester United star David Beckham has bagged a huge deal as an ambassador for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
David Beckham will be the face of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Getty]

A UK media report that David Beckham has landed a £150 million deal to be the face of the Qatar FIFA 2022 World Cup has been rubbished by football experts. 

The former England captain was reported to have been offered £15 million a year over the next decade for the World Cup ambassador role, The Sun claimed.

The huge figure quoted by the British tabloid has been questioned by experts in Qatar. 

"As usual, tabloids like The Sun have opted for sensationalism rather than facts in a cheap attempt at clickbait," a source told Doha News.

They said that the touted ten-year deal would be impractical given that the World Cup takes place next year.

Qatar's hosting of the World Cup has been celebrated across the Arab World, although some rights groups have highlighted concerns about workers' rights and LGBT issues.

 

 

The World Cup has been hailed by many who see Qatar's hosting as another opportunity for the Arab World to experience the joy of the games.

 The football-mad region has never hosted the World Cup despite Morocco's attempts in the past.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly considering bidding for the 2030 World Cup with Italy.