Former English professional footballer, David Beckham have agreed a £150million deal to become an ambassador with Qatar over the decade.
The deal will result in him being the face of the 2022 World Cup, reports says.
The Manchester United icon is being accused of duplicity in the country’s sportswashing campaign.
The England legend was pictured in the country earlier this month, taking in various sights including some of the stadiums to be used for next year’s tournament.
Reports says 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.
A spokeswoman for Beckham says:
“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.”