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Beckham praises Qatar's passion for football

Sports Doha 09 May 22
Beckham praises Qatar's passion for football
Former England captain David Beckham has praised the legacy projects being delivered by Qatar prior to the country’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup later this year.
Event Location
Qatar, Qatar
Start Time
09 May 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM

Football star David Beckham was recently the special guest at the Qatar Community World Cup semi-finals. The tournament is organized by the Qatar Community Football League (QCFL), which was founded in 2016 by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy the organization responsible for developing the infrastructure and legacy projects for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Beckham, who appeared and scored in three FIFA World Cups, said: "There’s no bigger sporting competition than the World Cup. It changes countries and it changes peoples lives. When we talk about legacy, this is real evidence of it. Even before the World Cup has begun, this is evidence of the incredible work the Supreme Committee has done. This is why the World Cup has been brought here to improve the game and build a legacy. Legacy is the most important thing."

"What I love about the QCFL is that they’re playing like that. There’s fair play theyre getting on with it. And that’s what it should be like," Beckham said.

Beckham went on to say fans from across the globe will witness Qatar’s passion for football when the country hosts the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup and the first in the Middle East and Arab world from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18.

"There is a rich history here and a love of the game, and that will be very evident when the tournament starts at the end of the year. People will see a football culture that has been here for a long time. And once the tournament finishes, the legacy will be there for everyone to see," he said.

He added that hosting the World Cup will also prove a golden opportunity to inspire the next generation.

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