Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, David Beckham has been unveiled as the face of the Qatar World Cup next month in a deal worth £150million.

The former England captain, 46, signed a deal worth £15million a year, over the next decade to become the country’s ambassador.

A source speaking to Sun UK said: “David 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.

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“He strongly believes in the power of football to bridge differences but, crucially, has seen the progress on issues that matter.”

David Beckham gets ?150million deal to be face of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

“By signing David, the hope is more westerners will be encouraged to see its beautiful beaches, vast expanses of sand dunes and incredible skyscrapers.”

A spokeswoman for David Beckham said: “David has always talked about the power of football as a force for good on many levels.

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“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.”

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