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David Beckham in Qatar: “The World Cup 2022 Will Be A Dream.”

David Beckham, who is a co-owner of Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, was in Doha in December and was interviewed on the subject of the World Cup which is coming to Qatar.

During a visit to Education City Stadium – exactly three years before the Qatar 2022 final will take place – the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain star said Qatar’s tournament will be ‘a dream’ for players and fans thanks to its friendliness and state-of-the-art facilities.

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“I think as a player and a fan you want to visit a World Cup competition with great facilities, safe facilities, great hotels and great culture – and that’s what Qatar is all about,” said Beckham, who was given a tour of Education City Stadium by Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

Speaking of challenges, he compared the challenges that were overcome to bring the tournament to Qatar to those he faced during the past seven years of securing his club in Miami.

“To make dreams come true, to make memories like this, it takes hard work. You always are questioned on certain things, and people will always doubt you on certain things. But, Miami is proof, and Qatar is proof that anything is possible.”

Beckham has been a frequent visitor to Qatar in recent years, and he said he has seen the country rapidly evolve. “I’ve been here quite a few times and I’ve seen the change and development,” said Beckham, who was visiting to attend the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final between CF Monterrey and Liverpool FC at Khalifa International Stadium.

“Most importantly, it’s always been such a family environment here – and I think that is something as a player and a fan you really want at a World Cup. Three years to the day [until the World Cup final] it’s going to be pretty incredible.”

Listen to David Beckham speak about the World Cup 2022 which will be held in Qatar.

David Beckham tours the Education City Stadium in Qatar | Photo: FIFA

By Ken Russo

My work in the business of soccer applies skills acquired in law practice with a focus on the sport's commercial, communications and sporting components. Russo Soccer aims to inform, educate and engage in dialogue on news and relevant issues in the game.

Um advogado por formação, concentro meu trabalho nos negócios, comunicações e operações de equipes no futebol mundial. | Abogado con fundación avanzada en comunicaciones, enfocado en los negocios del fútbol y las comunicaciones. | Je suis un avocat experimenté dans les affaires de football.

One reply on “David Beckham in Qatar: “The World Cup 2022 Will Be A Dream.””

[…] Beckham attended the Club World Cup in December and was photographed with the PSG President. Beckham also posted images of the pair together at the Club World Cup in December. Beckham also toured some stadiums that are built for the upcoming World Cup and while discussing the World Cup commented on the parallels he faced in bringing a club to Miami. The interview can be found on Russo Soccer. […]

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