Beckham Will Earn An Astronomical Amount To Be Face Of The Qatar World Cup

The 46-year-old former England national team captain, David Beckham, will make a fortune after he struck a deal to be the face of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, as well as this country's sports ambassador.

David Beckham has signed a 20 million-a-year deal over the next decade to become the country's ambassador. "Becks" will get a fortune for this collaboration - 200 million dollars.

The incredible deal will be formalized next month.

David Beckham, Qatar's Sports Ambassador

In early October, the famous former soccer player spent a week in Qatar, during which time he saw the stage of preparations for the World Cup. He visited several stadiums under construction and inquired about the status of the works.

During his visit, Beckham - nicknamed the "Goldenballs" - also met with officials to finalize some details before the final tournament, which will begin in November next year.

The football icon has had links with the Qataris since he played for Paris St-Germain.

According to The Sun, the owner of the American football club Inter Miami consulted with his wife Victoria Beckham (age 47) before signing the mega-deal with the Arabs. Alongside sports, Beckham will also promote tourism and culture.

Big human rights problems in Qatar

The new Sports Ambassador in Qatar has to repair a very bad image created by the organizers after many workers died on the construction sites of the stadiums where the World Cup matches will take place.

The truth is the country has faced huge controversy over its human rights record.

"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," said a spokeswoman for David Beckham.

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